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    Anonymous

    When Indian armed forces have already ordered SPYDER, why this missile again ? DRDO and armed forces to need to spend the tax payers money judiciously on some thing else, complete existing projects quickly instead of simply taking new ones

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    Anonymous

    Let us not mix the systems. According to specialists and open sources like media: – SPYDER SR is far less efficient than SRSAM (maximum interception range is only 20 kms while MBDA SRSAM missile can go up to 40 kms).
    – SPYDER SR configuration is based on 2 old technology missiles ( Python 5 and Derby) while SRSAM is a new and state-of-the art missile.
    – SPYDER SR is 100% made in Israël while SRSAM will be designed and fully produced in India (SRSAM = Indian missile).
    – SRSAM brings full ToT in many strategic aspects. Let us stop sponsoring Israëli defence industry with Indian money. Jai Hind!

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    Anonymous

    SR-SAM is based on MBDA VL-MICA which has a 20km range at best so 40km is wishful thinking.

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    Anonymous

    The IAF has no interest in the MBDA MAITRI SR-SAM any longer. Requirement more or less met between the AKASH & the SPYDER.

    DRDO is reportedly developing a QR-SRSAM that is based on the ASTRA platform and this is expected to meet any additional future requirements from the ARmy and the Airforce.

    The Navy on the other hand is scouting for a few QR-SAMs but that requirement is so small that it would not justify a joint development project of the kind on the table. They will buy off the shelf and be done with it until the naval version of the DRDO/ASTRA platform based weapon is delivered.

    So in effect MAITRI is dead -R.I.P.

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    Anonymous

    MBDA is looking for an R&D Bailout! UPA days are long gone though, so no dice…

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      Anonymous

      Er, pointless political comment, project didn't progress under UPA either.

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    Why is the French division of MBDA offering 20 year old Mica missile technology when its British division is developing a state of the art CAMM missile (Common Anti Air Modular Missile) from scratch?

    Its range is designed from the very beginning to be 40km.

    This is the kind of technology that could genuinely be co developed from the very beginning for all three services with the UK MBDA?

    It's like MBDA is not one company but somewhat disjointed…….

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