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 Missiles  
DRDO's Moments and Miles
 

January 2014

New Delhi. India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine Arihant should set sail for the sea in about a couple of months, possibly March.

   
MBDA reaps benefits of its strong ties with India
 

September 2013

SCHROBENHAUSEN, MUNICH. A long-term strategic partner, MBDA wants to be seen as an Indian player and not merely as a buyer-seller associate in India.

   
Raytheon missiles just right for the Global Market
 

September 2013

New Delhi. As the US Navy fired two Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, successfully engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile’s first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea, Raytheon watchers are confirmed that the market for the US major just expanded.

   
DRDO strives to become a self-sufficient armament designer for Indian armed forces
 

September 2013

New Delhi. “By charter DRDO is only to be a design agency. Policy change is not in our hands. There are a number of measures to fill the gap between design and production.

   
Balancing the Belligerents
 

September 2013

APRIL 19 last year proved to be a red-letter day for India, as its latest Agni V ballistic missile was successfully test-fired by DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) from Wheeler Island, using a rail mobile launcher, off the coast of Orissa.

   
DRDO fires on towards MIRV capability
 

April 2013

New Delhi. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is firing on in several directions with work at hand involving MIRVs (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles) and improvements in missiles, aircraft, tanks and artillery.

   
India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile
 

April 2013

Bhubaneswar. India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha Apr 7, a defence official said.

   
DRDO fires on
 

April 2013

New Delhi. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is firing on in several directions with work at hand involving MIRVs (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles) and improvements in missiles, aircraft, tanks and artillery .

   
India tests BrahMos missile from underwater
 

March 2013

Bhubaneswar. India successfully tested the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from underwater in the Bay of Bengal off the Andhra Pradesh coast Mar 20.

   
India terminates cruise missile test
 

March 2013

Bhubaneswar. India terminated the maiden test of a long-range cruise missile Mar 11 after it deviated off course but defence scientists claimed "it met the mission objectives successfully".

   
BrahMos developing smaller missiles for aircraft
 

Feburary 2013

New Delhi. BrahMos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian supersonic missile venture, is developing smaller variants of its 8-meter long supersonic cruise missile.

   
India's K-15 launch: Defence scientists do nation proud
 

January 2013

ew Delhi. The reason why nations place a significant part of their nuclear arsenals on board nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) is because of their invulnerability, in comparison with static airforce bases and missile sites or even mobile launchers.

   
BEL, Israel's IAI to jointly develop missiles
 

December 2012

Bangalore. India's State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has tied up with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to develop long range surface-to-air missiles.

   
India successfully test fires missile interceptor
 

November 2012

Bhubaneswar. India has successfully test fired another ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Odisha as part of its efforts to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, an official said.

   
N-capable Prithvi-II missile tested successfully
 

October 2012

Bhubaneswar. India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II again Oct 4 as part of practice and training.

   
India tests Agni-IV n-missile
 

September 2012

Bhubaneswar. India successfully tested its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile from a military base in Odisha on India's eastern seaboard.

   
India test-fires Prithvi-II missile
 

August 2012

Bhubaneswar. India successfully conducted another test of its nuclear-capable missile Prithvi-II missile Aug 25.

   
India Successfully Tests N-Capable Agni-I Missile Again
 

July 2012

Bhubaneswar. India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile once again.

   
Agni V Emboldens India’s March towards Credible Deterrence
 

May 2012

New Delhi. India’s search and longing for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) is finally over.

   
India tests 5,500km ICBM
 

April 2012

New Delhi. India successfully tested its first 5,500km range Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) designated Agni-V Apr 19.

   
India to induct Akash missiles, holds war game in northeast
 

March 2012

New Delhi. Conscious of threats from China from the northeastern borders, India is inducting its indigenous Akash missiles in the region, even as its air force is preparing to meet the military challenge by holding a major war exercise there.

   
India’s Self-Reliant Missile Journey
 

January 2012

Tokyo. India’s declared No-First-Use (NFU) nuclear doctrine while maintaining a minimum credible deterrent continues to be its benchmark given South Asia’s feeble security arrangements.

   
'Nuclear-capable Agni-V to be tested soon'
 

January 2012

Chandigarh. India's ambitious 5,000-km range Agni-V nuclear-capable missile will be launched soon, says a senior scientist.

   
UAE becomes first international customer to gain the advanced AN/TPY-2 radars
 

January 2012

TEWKSBURY, Mass. Raytheon Company will provide AN/TPY-2 radars, associated spares, training and other services through 2018 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the radar component to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system.

   
India not in arms race: DRDO chief
 

November 2011

New Delhi. Discounting talk of an arms race in the neighbourhood after its successful test of the Agni-IV strategic nuclear-capable missile, India's defence research chief V.K. Saraswat made it clear Nov 16 that New Delhi was "not playing a game" and was "not in a race", as its missile programme was for defensive purposes.

   
Agni-IV production by 2014
 

November 2011

New Delhi. India, which successfully tested the new generation Agni-IV medium-range ballistic missile Nov 15, will carry out further tests of the weapon system till 2013 to ensure it is ready for production by 2014, defence scientists said here.

   
India not developing ICBM
 

September 2011

New Delhi. India is not developing any inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that have the capability to strike targets about 7,500 km away.

   
India test-fires n-capaable Shourya missile
 

September 2011

New Delhi. India successfully tested its 700-km range nuclear capable indigenous Shourya (Valour) Missile Sep 24.

   
India tests 'Prahar', a new, short range missile
 

July 2011

India successfully tested a new, short range Surface to Surface (SS) missile today to attack targets as near as 40 km with destructive power. Its maximum range is 150 km.

   
Agni V to Bolster India’s Missile Pack
 

June 2011

New Delhi. India is well on its way of testing what can be described as its most ambitiously zealous strategic missile system—the Agni V, by the end of 2011.

   
Military implications of missile-defence
 

June 2011

Moscow. Missile-defence is among the most discussed issues on the Russian-U.S. agenda, its prominence primarily explained by Washington's insistence on deploying forward-based missile-defence units, elements of a strategic missile-defence system, not far from Russian borders.

   
India successfully test-fires missile interceptor
 

March 2011

Bhubaneswar. India has successfully tested a ballistic missile interceptor yet again from a defence base in Orissa as part of its endeavour to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles.

   
BrahMos attracts high-level delegates at IDEX 2011
 

February 2011

Abu Dhabi. The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system has attracted many high-level delegates, including from the Middle East region, during the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) 2011 at Abu dhabi.

   
Brahmos Block III test-fired successfully
 

December 2010

New Delhi. Indian scientists have successfully test-fired the latest Block III version of the BrahMos supersonic missile with high maneuvering and steep dive capability.

   
BrahMos cruise missile achieves supersonic dive
 

September 2010

Balasore, Bhubaneswar. In a first in the military world, the BrahMos cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia achieved a supersonic dive Sep 5 after being fired from a defence base in Orissa as part of the trials to fine-tune its capabilities, an official said.

   
India's ballistic missile interceptor successfully tested
 

July 2010

Balasore (Orissa). India has successfully tested for the fourth consecutive time a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Orissa as part of its endeavour to create an impregnable shield against incoming enemy missiles, defence sources said.

   
Precision, lethality and standoff a must for missiles
 

July 2010

New Delhi. The Indian industry needs to develop state-ofthe- art missiles with precision and standoff capability, according to Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, Gen V K Singh.

   
Aegis – A Capability for Regional Security
 

February 2010

Washington. A well-known aphorism among U.S. government observers is that Washington D.C. is a city surrounded on all sides by reality.

   
Raytheon unveils a new Anti-submarine weapon
 

February 2010

Dubai. Raytheon Company has been awarded a $20.5 million Foreign Military Sales contract for spares to support planned Patriot Configuration-3 system upgrades for the State of Kuwait.

   
India does not have an ICBM programme
 

February 2010

New Delhi. With the 3500-km Agni-III all set for induction after three successful trials, India is gearing up to test its 5,000-km range Agni-V nuclear tipped missile in a year's time.

   
Raytheon Awarded $20 Million for Spares to Support Upgraded Kuwait Patriot Radar Systems
 

November 2009

Dubai. Raytheon Company has been awarded a $20.5 million Foreign Military Sales contract for spares to support planned Patriot Configuration-3 system upgrades for the State of Kuwait.

   
Three Arab Nations Purchase Raytheon AMRAAM
 

November 2009

Dubai. The US government has executed separate Letters of Offer and Acceptance with three of its key allies to purchase Raytheon Company's AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

   
India’s Missile Programme: Augmenting Firepower
 

October 2009

New Delhi . South Asia's feeble political and strategic equations are reflected in the volatility of its security arrangements. The evolution of elements that have been crucial towards galvanizing India's strategic response crucially include its missile programme as an unassailable part of that strategy.

   
India’s Strategic Trump BrahMos
 

July 2009

New Delhi. India’s rise to strategic prominence in the Indian subcontinent has been well-matched by the fluidity of its geo-political environment and, consequently, makes for a strong case for New Delhi to assume the role of a major player in shaping the regional order.

   
BrahMos develops Block II for precision strike
 

April 2009

New Delhi. BrahMos Aerospace has developed the Block II version of its supersonic BrahMos missile to reduce clutter and home on to specific targets.

   
Indian Scientists Successfully Intercept Ballistic Missile
 

March 2009

New Delhi. Indian Scientist have successfully intercepted a ballistic for the third time in actual firing tests, promoting confidence towards building an indigenous ballistic missile shield beginning 2011.

   
Boosting the Efficiency of Missiles and Launch Vehicles
 

January 2009

Bangalore. A team of multi disciplinary researchers at the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has devised innovative, simple and cost effective techniques to improve the efficiency and range of military missiles and civilian space vehicles moving at hypersonic five to six times the speed of sound) speeds.

   
India test fires new Supersonic Missile
 

November 2008

New Delhi. India has successfully test-fired a new supersonic surface-to-surface missile (SSM), capable of hitting targets 600 km away.

   
Patriot: Tried. Tested. Trusted.
 

July 2008

New Delhi. Raytheon, the leading US arms technology company, is looking forward to supplying the sophisticated Patriot Anti Missile Missile System to a dozen countries, including India.

   
Akash for IAF
 

May 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has finally decided to home on the indigenous Akash Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) to protect its airbases.

   
   
   
   
 
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