Thursday, February 11, 2010

Indo-French Maitri SR-SAM Awaits Workshare Clearance

A comprehensive workshare proposal has been put together by DRDO and technology partner MBDA for the MAITRI short range surface-to-air missile (SR-SAM) programme. According to sources at DRDO and MBDA, both sides have identified all collaborative development areas and are are fully prepared to complete development and the first phase of testing within three years from the time the project is given formal sanction by the Cabinet. The partnership began in 2007 as part of the umbrella government-to-government agreement between India and France on missiles. Like at AeroIndia 2009, where it made its public debut, a full-scale model of the Maitri will make a reappearance at DefExpo 2010 which kicks off next week.

The ownership of the Maitri programme is envisaged as being fully Indian. With baseline technologies from the Trishul SAM programme, the Maitri programme basically envisages the sale of certain key technologies by MBDA to DRDO (seeker, endgame avionics, thrust vector control, propulsion modifications), though production will not be under a corporate joint venture on the lines of BrahMos, but would rather be carried out entirely by Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL), India's state-owned munitions production agency.

The Maitri is being built in two basic variants -- a ship-borne point defence and tactical air defence version for the Navy and a land-based self-propelled (wheeled and tracked) launcher-based system for the Air Force and Army.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

aroor, you are unstoppable, like agni :) :)

Anonymous said...

hi shiv,

i thought this project was cancelled last year and Israeli missiles were ordered?

Anonymous said...

i thought this project was cancelled last year and Israeli missiles were ordered?
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DRDO must have its piece of flesh. To hell with armed forces requirements.

Anonymous said...

one more reason for PAF pilots to shyt in their pants!!

Anonymous said...

Nice 'pictures' and even more plans.

Anonymous said...

is this missile system better than Barak or just a secondary option to fit on ships in case Barak fails?

Anonymous said...

Exactly a year a go you had said this
Trishul's successor: the DRDO-MBDA Maitri SR-SAM. Here's the Maitri short-range surface to air missile (SR-SAM) on display at the MBDA stall. ...
now what?

Anonymous said...

@Anon@8:34pm,

This is the way to learn. And if you are not interested in learning and acquiring technology then better join a Transport company(just buy & maintain trucks).

Anonymous said...

An Astra remake using Trishul guidance and related technologies.

I wonder what DRDO is getting from MBDA? when we have proven every thing at home.

Trishul was already developed,but sad part is all forces refused the system just for the sake of delays and wanted an upgraded one instead.
Well...ok that seems fine.Since the missile component was replaced with Astra which gives is far more manueverability than the former.
Now what is the need for dragging MBDA in?

Lets check Antonys and finance ministers bank accounts this time.

this dumbo pranab mukherjeeee rejected Airbus refuelers on the basis of high costs, while he okeyed VVIP heli deal which cost a ransom of tak payers money.

Nicely put,
Our ministers dont care about the nation and its citizens, but they care the most for thier convinience and safety while flying home.

Anonymous said...

To Anon9:16 AM: Learning at what cost? Is DRDO just an experimental organization? They should just focus on the task they already have on hand which they have consistently failed to deliver rather than adding another item to the misery of armed forces.