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Modified air defense systems "Akash" put into service with the Indian army

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Indian Armed Forces acquired anti-aircraft missile systems of "local" production. We are talking about the Akash air defense missile system (Akash) developed by Bharat Dynamics Ltd under the auspices of the Indian DRDO (Organization of Defense Research and Development) and recently brought to life. The development of this complex was carried out over 30 (!) Years. It all started back in the distant 1984 year, when Indian developers decided to take the Soviet "Cube" as a basis.


The characteristics of the Indian Akash air defense system are as follows:

the missile complex is capable of hitting a target at a distance from 3-x to 27 km;
the minimum height of the target destruction - 1,4 km;
The maximum height of the target's hit is 18 km
maximum speed of the target being hit - 700 m / s;
rocket mass - 0,7 t.

Modified air defense systems "Akash" put into service with the Indian army


The complex uses a modernized radar system "Rajendra" ("Rajendra"), exciting and accompanying aerial targets at a distance of 60 km. The station is able to work in the conditions of the enemy's strong interference, providing guidance for 12 missiles.

Tests of the Akash air-defense missile system were conducted in India in recent years, and after a series of improvements, Indian-made anti-aircraft missile systems were commissioned by the Indian army.
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  1. Dies Irae
    Dies Irae 17 July 2015 16: 22
    10 th
    Another market is almost lost.
    1. svp67
      svp67 17 July 2015 16: 28
      18
      Quote: Dies Irae
      Another market is almost lost

      Why did you decide that? India, after long torment, otherwise it cannot be called, with the help of foreign specialists, finally created its own tank and light fighter, announced this very loudly, began production of serial samples, but according to the results of the first years of operation, I realized that all this was not yet "level" and continued to purchase foreign tanks and light fighters ... I think that there will be nothing like that with air defense systems, and our great participation in the creation of this complex is clearly visible, so they also got money for this ...
      1. U-47
        U-47 17 July 2015 16: 33
        10
        Quote: svp67
        but according to the results of the first years of operation, I realized that all this was not yet a "level" and continued to purchase foreign tanks and light fighters ...

        I agree. We are waiting for videos from Bollywood about the all-devastating Akash. Omnivorousness and multivectorness will still play a trick on the Indians, IMHO. Though....
      2. Revolver
        Revolver 17 July 2015 17: 13
        21
        Quote: svp67
        India, after long torment, otherwise it cannot be called, with the help of foreign specialists, finally created its own tank and light fighter, announced this very loudly, began production of serial samples, but from the results of the first years of operation, I realized that all this was not yet "level"

        This is the nature of turkeys. It seems that their engineers are no better than their programmers, and I often worked with programmers. Everyone knows, and beyond that, but they don’t understand how it works, and where it comes from. If the task is at least slightly different from the standard, shut up. Or worse, they try to push into the standard framework, and the solution does not work too well - and then figure out where, in what cases, and how exactly it is buggy. I had to rewrite them.
        And all because the Asian approach to education is different from the western. In the West, including Russia, the emphasis is on understanding. And in Asia (not only in India, but also in China) to repeat and memorize a teacher. This has been ingrained in their culture for millennia, and will not change at once. Perhaps only the Japanese managed to move away from this, why - writing too much is enough for the article. Which works better? Compare the results.
        1. Seaman77
          Seaman77 17 July 2015 17: 45
          18
          Quote: Nagan
          Quote: svp67
          India, after long torment, otherwise it cannot be called, with the help of foreign specialists, finally created its own tank and light fighter, announced this very loudly, began production of serial samples, but from the results of the first years of operation, I realized that all this was not yet "level"

          This is the nature of turkeys. It seems that their engineers are no better than their programmers, and I often worked with programmers. Everyone knows, and beyond that, but they don’t understand how it works, and where it comes from. If the task is at least slightly different from the standard, shut up. Or worse, they try to push into the standard framework, and the solution does not work too well - and then figure out where, in what cases, and how exactly it is buggy. I had to rewrite them.


          I confirm the above. I have been working with them for a long time, now I have five peninsulas on board. Their style of work is to arrange "Bombay Bazaar" instead of business. First, an hour of discussion about how they will do something, then 10 minutes of work, and after another hour of discussion about how hard it was for them, but they coped ... or failed, but tried.
          Yesterday the plafond of outdoor lighting cracked - they sent an electromechanic (Indian) to replace him, he was gone for about forty minutes, then he comes and says that it is impossible to replace, you need to order a new lamp along with the plafond ... We ask: "Why?", Answers: "And the cover is treated with silicone and cannot be removed " wassat ???? !!!!
          The old man had to go with him and explain how to remove the silicone in order to replace the lamp shade .....
      3. Bongo
        Bongo 18 July 2015 15: 11
        +2
        Quote: svp67
        our great participation, so we also got money for it ...

        I do not know, unfortunately or fortunately, it is not No. This is the first medium-range air defense system that the Indians decided to design and build on their own, but using a number of technical solutions of the Soviet air defense system "Kvadrat" (export version "Cuba"). Do you really think that our specialists would have been designing and bringing "to mind" the complex for 30 years ? The experience was not very successful. According to its characteristics, "Akash" is significantly inferior to its "classmates" and is produced in small quantities.
    2. Signal
      Signal 17 July 2015 16: 28
      +8
      Come on! The characteristics are mediocre. So they stayed at the level of "Cuba".
      1. just exp
        just exp 17 July 2015 16: 37
        +8
        There is enough to see only the weight
        rocket mass - 0,7 t.

        at range
        missile complex capable of hitting a target at a distance of 3 to 27 km

        And as for the cover of troops, I generally keep quiet
        the minimum height of the target destruction - 1,4 km;
      2. old man54
        old man54 17 July 2015 23: 03
        +3
        Quote: Signal
        Come on! The characteristics are mediocre. So they stayed at the level of "Cuba".

        schA no, the Cube then the minimum height of defeat will be better, even in the Krug Circle and then ... wink
    3. self-propelled
      self-propelled 17 July 2015 16: 32
      +2
      Quote: Dies Irae
      Another market is almost lost.

      why ?! it is worth comparing the characteristics of similar complexes offered by Russia for export. there is BUK-M2E which has better characteristics than the Akash. because you always want to have the best (at least from what is offered). I also do not think that Iran will abandon the Russian S-300 (if they do deliver it), although it has "almost an analogue" of its Bavar-373 air defense system
      1. sabroc
        sabroc 18 July 2015 21: 54
        0
        Iranian Armed Forces announced the start of designing a national air defense system in 2010 after Russia refused to sell S-300 air defense systems. In May 2013, Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri announced that the Bavar-373 air defense missile defense program had entered the mass production phase and its subsystems had been successfully tested.

        Details about the capabilities of the new complex are not disclosed. A few months ago, representatives of the Iranian Armed Forces stated that the Iranian air defense system has better characteristics than the Russian version and is capable of intercepting targets of various types at low, medium and high altitudes. The system is capable of accompanying more than 100 targets and is characterized by improved target designation capabilities. In February of this year, General F. Esmayeli also said that the Iranian system allows interception at higher altitudes than the S-300 air defense system. Well, that’s why I don’t believe the respected Esmayeli smile maybe because I’m not in the mosque, or maybe because I came across a local audience, and why the TTXs are closed according to the Bavar-373 project, look what happens, higher and further and more, but I don’t say the TTX, I’m sick of nuances, and they are such nuances that missiles fly by, or even do not take off at all. in short - I am in doubt laughing
      2. sabroc
        sabroc 18 July 2015 21: 56
        0
        Iranian Armed Forces announced the start of designing a national air defense system in 2010 after Russia refused to sell S-300 air defense systems. In May 2013, Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri announced that the Bavar-373 air defense missile defense program had entered the mass production phase and its subsystems had been successfully tested.

        Details about the capabilities of the new complex are not disclosed. A few months ago, representatives of the Iranian Armed Forces stated that the Iranian air defense system has better characteristics than the Russian version and is capable of intercepting targets of various types at low, medium and high altitudes. The system is capable of accompanying more than 100 targets and is characterized by improved target designation capabilities. In February of this year, General F. Esmayeli also said that the Iranian system allows interception at higher altitudes than the S-300 air defense system. Well, that’s why I don’t believe the respected Esmayeli smile maybe because I’m not in the mosque, or maybe because I came across a local audience, and why the TTXs are closed according to the Bavar-373 project, look what happens, higher and further and more, but I don’t say the TTX, I’m sick of nuances, and they are such nuances that missiles fly by, or even do not take off at all. in short - I am in doubt laughing
    4. opus
      opus 17 July 2015 16: 49
      +7
      Quote: Dies Irae
      Another market is almost lost.

      1.He was so "lost" when India was placed 180 x 2K12E "Square"




      Even in Libya, such a miracle is done:

      2. SAM with a ramjet engine "is a specific thing (albeit an etonomic one).
      Highly maneuverable targets, large angles of attack for ramjet engines are not very

      3M9 missile allows you to hit targets maneuvering with overloads up to 8g

      3. Rather old SAM
      4. Rajendra radar is the same as the SAM
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 17 July 2015 17: 27
        +5
        Quote: opus
        Even in Libya, such a miracle is done
        In Libya, they are trying to use missiles as tactical ground-to-ground missiles, and not only these missiles, but also the 5V27 from the S-125. All radar gadgets are thrown away as unnecessary, and either they are launched along a ballistic trajectory (accuracy is good if plus or minus 2 tram stops), or they try to direct the TVK within the line of sight, it also does not come out very accurately. The effectiveness is also the same, the warheads are intended for a completely different purpose. And in general, hammering nails with a microscope. But the picture of the start is impressive and, in theory, raises the morale of its own, and again, in theory, it should terrify enemies.
        Arabs - they are such Arabs ...
        1. opus
          opus 17 July 2015 17: 48
          +3
          Quote: Nagan
          In Libya, they are trying to use missiles

          I also write "miracle Yudo".


          (the elevation angle for the BR is a bit large, see instead of the mortar, 59 kg HE warhead is not weak

          Quote: Nagan
          Arabs - they are such Arabs ...


          and the Georgians are not "like that"?




          this is back in Iraq in 1989, Baghdad turned the missiles of the 2K12 complex into tactical missiles with the required "range of destruction of ground targets of 100 km" ... it turned out 62 km

          ============================================
          We had both the work and firing of the S-125 and C-200 air defense systems (very difficult due to the peculiarities of the guidance system and the peculiarities of the SAM) for ground / surface targets
          C-75 and C-125 in TTZ laid the possibility of firing at ground targets.

          And with RAU-6 (they don’t have praise to Allah) in general on the 2 or 3 tram drum


      2. lelikas
        lelikas 17 July 2015 17: 30
        +3
        In Libya, they can’t!
    5. shans2
      shans2 17 July 2015 19: 10
      +4
      the poor system turned out, it’s just tin, the minimum height for hitting the target is -1.4 km, this automatically makes it impossible for the cruise missiles to reach the target hitting area, it makes no sense to talk about helicopters and attack aircraft and in the aircraft around the terrain, even at 50- e years of the USSR had more advanced air defense systems ....
      This is a miscarriage, a non-viable system, is it even against whom and for what purpose?
  2. Seaman77
    Seaman77 17 July 2015 16: 29
    14
    The development of this complex was conducted over 30 (!) Years



    Of these 30 years, 20 definitely went to songs and dances. laughing
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 17 July 2015 17: 05
      +4
      Quote: Seaman77
      Of these 30 years, 20 definitely went to songs and dances

      She ... For 20 years they have been figuring out who is whose relative. And then they danced - another 5 years. smile
  3. U-47
    U-47 17 July 2015 16: 34
    +8
    Quote: Seaman77
    Of these 30 years, 20 definitely went to songs and dances.

    to bollywood
  4. bogart047
    bogart047 17 July 2015 16: 35
    +2
    30 years with such characteristics ... These guys will buy foreign weapons for a long time.
  5. Olegater
    Olegater 17 July 2015 16: 36
    +3
    One would like to call not AKASH but ALKASH, and the result is the same.
    1. Penetrator
      Penetrator 17 July 2015 16: 44
      +2
      SAM "Alkash"! Our missiles are moving along an unpredictable trajectory! However, falls are possible. laughing
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      2. U-47
        U-47 17 July 2015 17: 01
        -2
        Quote: Penetrator
        SAM "Alkash"! Our missiles are moving along an unpredictable trajectory! However, falls are possible. laughing

        but laugh at the Indians, kmk, not worth it. The irony is wherever it goes. Surprises will be from there, and not from the Old or, his mother, the New World. Geomentality has moved smile
  6. Tusv
    Tusv 17 July 2015 16: 40
    0
    Here, half a year ago, the speed of the target hit 1000 m / s was written about performance characteristics Akash.
    Brought to mind and as much as 700 m / s. Looks like a fen laughing
  7. Ronino
    Ronino 17 July 2015 16: 59
    +1
    Yes, okay, you ...
    People tried, thought, did, assembled ... Although 30 years have passed, they have done it with their own hands. I would like to wish them good luck. All the same, they will import if they want to win.
  8. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 17 July 2015 17: 02
    -1
    Probably the Sindi calculated everything well and created a complex that will cover the blessed Indian land and all the Kshatriyas at "half a Kurukshetra" from air strikes by packs armed with Chinese (Russian-engine) fighters. And now I have a question ....... very serious,what is the strength of BRICS? if Pakistan and India are mortal enemies, to such an extent that in order to prevent the eternal "boom-boom" in Hindustan, the superpowers decided to expand the Nuclear Club. So: China is arming the Pak so that they have something to resist the Indians. We are fruitfully cooperating in the arms both with China and with India, and Pakistan is completely muddy there, but I heard on our forum enthusiastic approvals that we need to cooperate with Pakistan in a weapon. In connection with such a geopolitical situation, I want to ask how this is possible in BRICS (after all They never recognize themselves as "second" in their dialogue, which means they will drive the Yankees in TO together). Some "non-coincidences" are obtained. In Afghanistan, the Russian guys were opposed by the United States (with allies), Iran, Pakistan and China. BRICS: Where is the military component of this acronym? P.S. Explain popularly what are the real actions of the BRICS to create a bipolar world. Please. Personally, I don’t even see a plan to create a collective security system. Hey, BRICS, when there are teachings of K and I in Tibet wassat
    1. Aleksandr12
      Aleksandr12 17 July 2015 17: 20
      +2
      BRICS is a type of economic club, not a union, but a club. They sat down, sat, talked, drank tea and went home. Here is the whole point of the whole BRICS. Although it should be noted that there are results of interaction. Warming relations between China and India (heavy weapons diverted from the borders). Hindus became interested in extending the Chinese gas pipeline to their borders, which without membership in this organization and restoration of trust between each other was impossible. India requested from the SCO (Chinese Organization with More Comprehensive Objectives) that, again, without BRICS, it is possible to consider it vryatly. I did not notice any specific political goals for BRICS. Economic (except for creating a bank), too.
  9. VoenDok
    VoenDok 17 July 2015 17: 04
    -2
    Who gives the name of the air defense system? Personally, I only read it correctly on the third attempt)))
  10. ovod84
    ovod84 17 July 2015 17: 11
    0
    while they lag behind the Chinese in this regard.
  11. tyzyaga
    tyzyaga 17 July 2015 17: 29
    0
    Characteristics, to put it mildly, not very ... It seems to me that a min strike height of 1,4 km is a bit too much ... And a max hit speed of 700 km / s seems a little ... Although the rocket itself can fly faster ... request
  12. Rash
    Rash 17 July 2015 17: 32
    +1
    Quote: VoenDok
    Who gives the name of the air defense system? Personally, I only read it correctly on the third attempt)))

    Well, alkash! (joke) laughing
  13. VP
    VP 17 July 2015 18: 29
    +1
    minimum height of target destruction - 1,4 km
    -----
    And what for is he so beautiful? Neither work on helicopters, nor low-flying attack aircraft and drones.
    Beech plugs this wonder-yuda with an overlap.
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  14. Barakuda
    Barakuda 17 July 2015 19: 43
    +2
    Fuck knows that the Hindus did it there. Already in 94 we were transferred to Buki, from "OS" to "TOP" s, and we stood in the boxes of "Kuba-Kvadrata" as a visual lamp aid. BUT WHAT fucking circuitry! The designers tried hard! Vivat USSR! and this is the whole joke - in Ukraine, which is no longer there sad
  15. akribos
    akribos 17 July 2015 21: 02
    0
    A good museum exhibit, in principle, with what, you have to start, only, dragged on for 30 years. 700m / s this is now clearly contrary to reality, except that a helicopter, blah or an old airplane. The minimum height is 1,4 km., As much, the given air defense system, all the same, is not of a long range, etc. Sincerely.
  16. MilitaryKAZ
    MilitaryKAZ 18 July 2015 09: 30
    -1
    I am funny when India or other countries Copy Soviet military technology, they have no brains?