of missile development programmes, currently being run in the country, are given below:-
Nag - It is a 3rd Generation Anti-Tank
Missile having ‘top attack’ and ‘fire and forget’ capability with a range of 4
km. Its validation trial based on User Trial feedback has been completed
successfully. Missile system is ready to enter production /induction phase.
HELINA - It is the
Helicopter Version of 3rd Generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile with a range of more than 7 km.
Launchers have been cleared for captive carriage trials and handed over to
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for carriage trials.
Astra – It is Air-to-Air
Missile system for beyond visual range, designated to be a missile for Light
Combat Aircraft (LCA). Its two guided flight trials from ground launcher have
been undertaken during July 2010.
LR-SAM – It is a Long Range
Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) jointly developed /
produced by DRDO and IAI, Israel. Its
Ballistic flight trials was undertaken in May 2010.
MR-SAM – It is a Medium Range
Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM) jointly
developed/produced by DRDO and IAI, Israel. Its preliminary
design has been carried out. Pre-tender briefing to all prospective vendors has
also been carried out.
Agni Series of Surface-to-Surface Missiles: Agni-I
with a range of 700 km and Agni-II with a range of
more than 2000 km have been developed and inducted into Services. Agni-III with a range of 3000
km is ready for induction into Services.
BrahMos – it is a Supersonic
Cruise Missile. It has twin roles against sea and land based targets and can be
fitted on multiple platforms including ships, submarines, aircraft and mobile
ground platforms. The missile has range of 290 km with 200 kg warhead and a
speed of more than 2.8 mach number. BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile development programme
started as a joint venture between India and Russia through an Inter
Government Agreement in February 1998. It has already been inducted in Indian
Navy and Indian Army. The Air Version of the missile is under development.
Except BrahMos, no offer has been received from any country for
joint venture in missile development programmes. There is no plan to
accept the conditions of Missile Technology Control Regime.
This information was given by
Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to
Shri SB Wankhede and Shri AP Shivaji in Lok
HH / RAJ