Apart from some fanboys here, no-one ever claimed the missile to be an ICBM of 4500km range or whatever..
Yet.. the article admits to changes in the missile but dismisses them as merely cosmetic??
So either Indian Scientists are stupid(I think not) or the Article is written by an idiot or I should stop listening to even the horse's mouth in matters such as these and believe some random Indian news paper article.
I dont ask that you swallow it hook line and sinker.. please..believe all you wish..
DONT ASK ME TO.
Every missile does not needs to be tested to its maximum range in each test. 3-4 tests sending the missile close to its original target can also validate that if required, the missile can travel to its max, since in all its previous tests it covered the intended range.
But i agree, missile do need full range testing, and i do believe so, they are done also on specific occasions.
And i am no technical person, but i believe missiles getting tested at shorter ranges to hit specific missiles give scientists more confidence, that the missile can not only target its target at its max range, but its also good enough at shorter ranges too. And that is something which we require a lot, as sometimes the 1000Km range missile may have to go at a 700Km target, where we have no such other missile to achieve the same range. Meaning e.g we have a 350Km range missile named Rocket-1 and rocket 2 is a 800Km range missile, now rocket 2 will have to target anything lying at 351Km to 800KM.
The bold part is what I believe the report suggested. It 'does not cause too much worry to the Indian establishment' The gist is the enhancement present does not cause a worry and which might be true, I again remain undecided here as I assume that Indian scientist would know what they are talking about, the enhancements while being significant for the development does not effect an increased threat IMHO...This particular study suggests that the latest Pakistani missile test does not cause too much worry to the Indian establishment. There was an anticipation of such a tit-for-tat launch. Now that the data suggests that it was basically old wine in new bottle with minor tinkering, the Bangalore-based monitoring agency appears to be satisfied.
These guys have PhD in their fileds, they fired a missile of a range of 5k, they regularly send satellites in the outer space. Their assesment is based on parameters of the missile and how it actually performed that day. Why should I believe you (a forummer) and not them?
There is a limit to discrediting something just because it is Indian.
Here is the simple logic (I hope you get it) - if you know the missile's start point, impact point and trajectory (the max. height it obtained), the no. of stages it has, weights of these stages. you can definitely tell what's the improvement (plus you already have date from previous launches). If there would be an improved range, the angle at which the missile will be thrown would be different or its payload will be changed. But then again, I'm just a forummer, just like you, may be a little better or worse. I've no scientific authority in this field, which you are claiming comes to you naturally just because Indian scientists have said other wise.
Lets put an end to this tirade now.
Last edited by Bl[i]tZ; 05-20-2012 at 09:28 AM.
heh. we have people comparing missiles to aircrafts in their counter argument. regardless, who cares what Pakistan has - it's china whom you seek to have a defensive deterrent against.
Those scientists or those that are reporting them have stated nothing..
If US image intelligence analysts with years of experience could not dicern the difference between two different aircraft using images.. I wonder if the same can be done by your brilliant ones.
I have stated before.. they probably used a lot more to come up with those conclusions.. which(if the article is to taken on face level) is incorrect.
As to how I would know.. I spend two years working and interacting with those people that put systems like these to work.
So I do know.. an employee of DRDO working on RISAT may not know all about Agni-V.. but he definitely know more than you do.
There may or may not be an improvement in range.. but the subtle changes carry a lot more than just minor tweaks.
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