World Missiles News

Profile picture for user Deino

Member for

19 years 10 months

Posts: 4,072

Spotted for the first time a PAF JF-17 carries the new CM-400AKG ASM (most likely a mock-up only but anyway an impressive image)
Attachment Size
CM-400AKG ASM - 18.10.14.jpg 94.01 KB
Profile picture for user Rii

Member for

9 years

Posts: 3,381

India successfully test fires Nirbhay cruise missile
Congratulations. Is the turbojet indigenous or Russian? From Janes:
It is possible that the turbojet engine has been provided by a Russian company: in October 2006 it was announced that Russia had agreed to supply 200 NPO Saturn TRDD-50MT small turbojet engines to India, ostensibly for the Lakshya target drone programme.
Profile picture for user BlackArcher

Member for

8 years 10 months

Posts: 3,337

Congratulations. Is the turbojet indigenous or Russian? From Janes:
as per Ajai Shukla, due to MTCR constraints, the Russian turbojet wasn't used but rather an indigenous turbojet was designed by GTRE, the same design house that developed the Kaveri turbofan.
The key design challenge, which was to develop an air-breathing turbine engine that can propel the Nirbhay, was met by the Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore.
link to article Some sources claim that the engine is indeed Russian, but there is a great deal of ambiguity on this topic. Other Indian posters with more knowledge on this topic may be able to shed more light.

Member for

8 years 6 months

Posts: 1,642

as per Ajai Shukla, due to MTCR constraints, the Russian turbojet wasn't used but rather an indigenous turbojet was designed by GTRE, the same design house that developed the Kaveri turbofan. link to article Some sources claim that the engine is indeed Russian, but there is a great deal of ambiguity on this topic. Other Indian posters with more knowledge on this topic may be able to shed more light.
I talked to a reliable chai-wallah, all he mentioned was that "certain components" are "reverse engineered".
Profile picture for user Rii

Member for

9 years

Posts: 3,381

Thanks for the input guys.