Saturday, 10 May 2008

Agni-5: India plans 5000 km range Agni-5 missile


May 10, 2008
By Syed Akbar
Hyderabad, May 9: India has already attained the capability of developing missiles, which could hit targets beyond 5000 km range, according to Avinash Chander, programme director of Agni missile system.
Avinash Chander, who is also the director of Advanced Systems Laboratory that developed the Agni components, said his lab would now take up the design of the new missile system. "We have the capability of making 5000 km range missiles, but we have to make the designs first. The designing part will be over in two year's time," he said.
Interacting with a select group of reporters here on Friday after the successful test-fire of Agni-3 missile earlier this week, Avinash Chander said the next programme would be Agni-5. There's no need for Agni-4 as it's just an upgradation of the existing Agni-3. "We are looking forward to developing Agni-5 missiles with multiple warheads.
The present missile system carries only one warhead. The advanced stage of Agni-5 will be capable of carrying three warheads that could hit the given target or the set of different targets with precision," he pointed out.
The Agni-3 missile has filled the vital gaps in India's defence capability while Agni-5 will take it a step further. "We are on par with the European nations and China when it comes to possession of missile system capability. Only the USA is ahead of us," he claimed.
The development of Agni-5 will put India on an advantageous position in the region as it could hit any target within the geopolitical system. Only the USA, Russia, France and China have missiles beyond the 3,000 km range. India has
joined the select club with the successful test-firing of Agni-3, which has a range of about 3,500 km. "The Agni-5 technology will be totally indigenous," Avinash Chander said.
Referring to Agni-3, he said it has a state-of-the-art inertial guidance, highly accurate sensors with high immunity from jamming. The ASL is also working on new
warhead technologies that could be used for Agni-3 and Agni-5. The warheads will be capable of hitting the given targets piercing through the anti-ballistic missile defence system of the enemy. They are capable of fooling the radar system.
There will be decoy warheads which will be fired along with the genuine ones. The idea is to divert the attention of the enemy's defence system. The enemy will lose its anti-ballistic missiles firing at the decoy warheads while the real warheads will hit the targets, destroying the enemy's capability. The warheads will also pass through the atmosphere dodging the enemy's missiles.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice article..........

Anonymous said...

superb,,,jai hind

Anonymous said...

Pakistan bach ke...............

Aa gayi hai Agni-5...........

Bharat Mata Ki Jai

rrrt said...

nice article ...

Anonymous said...

nice article ...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for insight. Great article. Jai hind

Anonymous said...

Jai Bharat......JAI HIND

satyaatma said...
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Anonymous said...

great info,china's in for some real trouble now, i didn't know the Agni 5 is capable of piercing through missile shields..INDIA is unstoppable now brothers..JAI HIND..!!!

Anonymous said...

Pakistan & Chine bach ke.............

Ab Jara Bach KE rahan from Agni 5


I Proud 2 b Indian

........! Jai Hind !......

Anonymous said...

pak ke liye toh bus 50-80 brahmos missile hi kaafi hai, no need for multiple warheads and ballistic missiles, their defence systems is v.weak. be cautious, india will be covering whole of china in 3 to 4 years.

Prashant said...

Jai Hind!!

ivan said...

long live my country and my people..........Jai Hind.

Anonymous said...

nice work akbar & even good work by DRDO.

Anonymous said...

nice work Akbar & even good work by DRDO , but i belive that's only a small opening. Watch out china.

Subhojit said...

Hindustan Zindabad.With the help of Agni 5 we will be able to put an end of the imperalism of comunist China.

Anonymous said...

Thankz all u desi technocrats. Thankz to G8 countries who helped India (the secure hands for MD weapons). Thankz Israel who supported for Navigation components, thankz Russia for composite nuke fuel, thankz Japan for components. thankz USA for the navigation software. Thankz my beloved India. We promise we have safe hands for these deadly weapons.

Anonymous said...

Agni 5:- China here i come for u

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