Monday, October 6, 2008

Vympel's R-77 BVRAAM Revealed





The R-77 BVRAAM is currently operational with the Indian Air Force's Su-30MKI and MiG-21Bison combat aircraft, and will in future also be on-board the Indian Navy's MiG-29K, as well as on the 'Tejas' LCA and on the IAF's to-be-upgraded MiG-29s.

25 comments:

crash market stock said...

not bad.

Anonymous said...

to prasun


some people have doubts about the russian seekers of various russian
missiles and they call r77 seeker an old seeker ,using this seeker
r77 can engage other missiles and guided munitions etc

but how old they don't know and how does it compares to other missiles seekers
can u justify that

only BVR missile currently r in large number amraam 120c,aa12,aa10
varients in various countries

AND how many MICAS r there

Anonymous said...

to sengupta

indian government had problem when
rosoboronexport increased the price
of mi17v5 by 200 million and v wanted to renegotiate hard

ok

then y didn't v negtiated about the 2.2 billion deal for P8I
and 1.2 billion for c130j

like harpoon deal 370 million

isn't it exorbitant price for just 6 c130j and just 8 P8I so y didn't v bargained hard like in case of
mi17

y did govt. accepted american offer immidiately without bargain

ISN'T the 3.4 billion offer to USA
enough cuz they r not trusted yet and blind faith on them is not good

and iaf want c17 isn't it too costly or v have only guts to bargain with russkies only

max said...

So how does this match up with Astra?

max said...

LOL the second brochure looks so stupid full of typos. typical of Russians.

Prasun K Sengupta said...

Max, from what 've heard thus far from MBDA regarding the Astra, its R & D path is going to the same as that for the Baral-2 LR-SAM, i.e. the airframe and propulsion system being developed by the DRDO while MBDA chips in with the navigation and guidance electronics off-the-shelf. Also, the Russians in their R-88 presentations have adopted the Mica EM as their main competitor, and not the AIM-120C. One should also note that when MBDA starts mass-producing the Meteor starting next year, missiles like the Mica EM will not be regarded as state-of-the-art.

Anonymous said...

Dear Prasun Sangupta,

Are you the Prasun Sangupta related to Dato Seri Samy Velu? That is the TEMPUR guy?

Mohan

Anonymous said...

CRASH MARKET STOCK is a SPAM making unnecessary comments.

Anonymous said...

Mohan, no not Samy Velu but I think either Subramaniam or Davamany cant remember exactly.

Prasun K Sengupta said...

All of the above are wrong. Am neither a Tamilian, nor a Malaysian citizen or permanent resident, or even domicile.

Anonymous said...

i heard that you are related to SK Devamany or Subramaniam I cannot recall the source but thats what I heard.

Sir i am a Malaysian Indian, arent you a PR / citizen of Malaysia? Can you please clarify a little on yourself? Thank you

_penyokong tempur

Prasun K Sengupta said...

No, I'm not a Malaysian citizen, and I reside in southern Thailand. I'm a PR there. Only go to Malsysia from time to time on very short trips to visit friends there. Rock on!

Anonymous said...

So it means you are an Indian Citizen with Thai PR status?

you too!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the false info but thats what i heard sir. i heard you are related to some politician and have a aircraft maintenance company in malaysia.

Prasun K Sengupta said...

No I'm not an Indian citizen but have got Thai PR status. And since the folks at TEMPUR are my friends I help then out with the English Section of the magazine only through my editorial contributions. I never wanted to engage in any business activity in Malaysia, especially in the aviation business industry, because the private business environment in Thailand in this area, especially in terms of easy availability of skilled technical manpower, is far better than in either Malaysia or Singapore. In Indonesia things are improving and I've already started doing some business there.

Anonymous said...

so of what nationality are you? Not Thai, not Malaysian, not Indian.. Indon?

Prasun K Sengupta said...

Citizen of Jersey, a UK protectorate.

Anonymous said...

Been to Guernsey in 1999

Anonymous said...

Max, from what 've heard thus far from MBDA regarding the Astra, its R & D path is going to the same as that for the Baral-2 LR-SAM, i.e. the airframe and propulsion system being developed by the DRDO while MBDA chips in with the navigation and guidance electronics off-the-shelf. Also, the Russians in their R-88 presentations have adopted the Mica EM as their main competitor, and not the AIM-120C. One should also note that when MBDA starts mass-producing the Meteor starting next year, missiles like the Mica EM will not be regarded as state-of-the-art.


prasun, incorrect. everything in astra will be indian including navigation electronics and fuzing but we will take help from a friednly country for seeker.

regards.

Prasun K Sengupta said...

OK. I'll take your word for it.

Anonymous said...

to prasun

i just wnat to know that METEOR will not b available for IOC untill 2012 so how MBDA can start production of these missiles early

or will it b available to b used on MKI

Max said...

@Prasun

Why should you hear from MBDA regarding Astra? How's it connected? I thought it is developed in house isn't it?

Prasun K Sengupta said...

The Astra is being developed jointly by te DRDO and MBDA, just like the Barak-2 is being co-developed by the DRDO & RAFAEL/IAI.

Max said...

@Prasun

Who says? I thought Astra is developed in house. Do you have any sources to back your claim? Because I seriously doubt it. I know the Astra looks somewhat like the Matra R-530 missile but that doesn't mean it is a JV.

Regarding Barak-II i know its a Indo-Israeli JV.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

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