Experts: India tests anti-missile technology issues more suspected a self-
” Earth “dummy (left) after launch, the AAD interceptor missile (right) to intercept
India on July 26 announced the successful conduct of the day an anti-missile test. “The Hindu” 27 Journal article detailed disclosure of the details of the missile tests and its application to a number of “advanced technology.” However, many military experts believe that India’s anti-missile technology, there are still many limitations, combat is still very limited.
application claiming a number of advanced technologies
in 26 trials, as a dummy of an “Earth” the first ballistic missiles in eastern Austria from India Lisa Bang the Chandipur launch base. After 5 minutes, AAD interceptor missile from 70 km away island off Naples benefits, the dummy intercept.
In this process, the Indian long-range tracking radar with the first goal of the missile, then targeted by the multi-function fire control radar, mission control center to transmit information. Control Center is mainly responsible for target classification, and calculate the “collision points” to guide the AAD interceptor missile to the target, detonating its warhead to intercept. In this test, the equipment, “directed shaped warhead” (the first in India equipped with this type of missile warhead) to the AAD interceptor missile to the target speed of Mach 4.5, at a distance of “earth” only a few meters from the target vehicle detonated warhead, the explosion of large quantities of shrapnel destroyed the target, successful trials.
Indian media reports said the missile tests applied directional shaped warheads, electromechanical brakes, and vibration gyroscope navigation systems and many other “advanced technology” to enhance the AAD interceptor missile’s accuracy and stability. Air defense project leader Narasimha Rao said, AAD interceptor missile can be equipped with directional warheads to any direction from the missile attack on the enemy. Rao further said that India will be within 3 months within the atmosphere and then test-fired a missile interceptor.
and the West there is still a gap between the
Although India claims its anti-missile interceptors applied a lot of advanced technology, but details on the media’s point of view India’s anti-missile technology and the United States and Japan there is still a gap.
AAD interceptor missile equipment in India is “directed shaped warhead”, the operational mode of this warhead similar to shotgun, can produce a lot of shrapnel, the “hail of bullets” to destroy the incoming missile, able to make up the lack of precision in combat. However, this model does not completely destroy the interceptor warhead strengthened still intercept the risk of failure. In comparison, the United States, “Standard 3″ missiles and “Patriot” missiles are equipped with the “head” of the kinetic warhead, can be completely destroyed by precision hit the target missile. Arms control expert Professor Li Bin, Tsinghua University had previously told the media that, in addition to the United States and China, other countries, mainly by anti-aircraft missile interceptor upgrade from, the use of intercept debris attack mode, although this interceptor the middle of the block when the powerless, but still the end of the block.
defects in addition to blocking mode, the Indian anti-missile system, there are drawbacks too dependent on foreign technology. PLA Second Artillery Command College professors, military experts, Shao-Ling has told the media that India’s missile defense system there are too many things from abroad, the lack of independent research and development, the overall compatibility will not be good. Now, it’s missile defense system to the mobile deployment is the way, but it’s firepower capacity is very limited, is a car a bomb. Under normal circumstances, as the interceptor missile, certainly more than the number of incoming missiles, so that it can intercept the likelihood of success.
anti-missile system to India after the success of Professor Shao Yongling that “water larger, more problematic.” He explained that the experiment was carried out under predetermined conditions, the party of the target missile to intercept all the parameters are well known, and the missiles to intercept missiles from positions very close – less than 100 km, a little “capricious, fighting amongst ourselves” feeling, and this is far from real combat environment.
hostile posture adversely regional stability
outside noted that India has become Asia’s most enthusiastic one of the countries the development of anti-missile technology, this is 2006 Since the implementation of India’s fourth missile intercept test.
Some analysts said that in India’s neighbors, China and Pakistan’s most powerful missile, India’s rush to develop and deploy anti-missile system is clearly “have the meaning of the sword.” However, Pakistan has been equipped with advanced cruise missiles, with a strong penetration capability, India’s current anti-missile technology is difficult to intercept. And China has already equipped a number of advanced performance-range missile, and have anti-missile technology, India is also difficult to catch in the short term. Can be seen, India’s missile defense network and have little practical value.
Analysts pointed out that India’s development of long-range missiles while developing anti-missile technology in an attempt to “offensive and defensive integration” model has been a strategic advantage, this aggressive attitude will lead to a rebound in neighboring countries, and may lead to “anti-missile race”, to the detriment of the overall regional stability.