USA’s MGM-140 ATACMS vs India’s Prahaar vs Pakistan’s Nasr ,Tactical Ballistic Missile Comparison
The Tactical Ballistic Missiles are the Ballistic Missiles Designed for Short-Range battlefield use.Typically the range of these missiles are less than 300 kilometres (190 mi). Tactical ballistic missiles are usually mobile to ensure survivability and quick deployment, as well as carrying a variety of warheads to target enemy facilities, assembly areas, artillery, and other targets behind the front lines.
Warheads can include conventional high explosive, chemical, biological, or nuclear warheads. Typically tactical nuclear weapons are limited in their total yield compared to strategic rockets.
USA’s MGM-140 ATACMS VS India’s Prahaar vs Pakistan’s Nasr ,Tactical Ballistic Missile Comparison
|Tactical Ballistic Missiles|
|Specifications||USA ‘s MGM-140 ATACMS Missile System||India ‘s Prahaar Missile System||Pakistan ‘s Nasr Missile System|
|Place of Origin||United States of America||India||Pakistan|
|Manufacturer||Lockheed Martin||Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)||National Development Complex|
|Used By||United States,South Korea||Indian Air Force,Indian Army||Army Strategic Command|
|Length||4.0 metres (13 ft)||7.3 metres||9 metres|
|Diameter||610 milimetres(24 in)||420 milimetres||300 milimetres|
|Weight||1670 kg (3690 lb)||1280 kg||—|
The MGM-140 ATACMS (Army TACtical Missile System) is a US short-range ballistic missile system, and is the only weapon of this type still operational in the US military. This weapon complements the US military’s rocket artillery systems, effectively closing the gap between artillery systems used by ground forces, and the aircraft and cruise missiles used by air and naval forces.
Prahaar is a solid-Fuel rocket Surface-to-Surface guided short-range tactical Ballistic missile by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India. The Prahaar Missile system is developed to provide Indian Army a cost effective, quick reaction, all weather, all terrain, high accurate battle field support tactical system.
The Nasr or Haft-9 (vengeance) is a short-range ballistic missile, developed in Pakistan. It is the latest addition to the Haft series of missiles, locally produced in Pakistan.The missile was developed with Chinese assistance. Its existence was revealed in 2011. It appears that this missile entered service with Pakistani armed forces in 2013. It seems that prototype of the Nasr was fitted with 2 missiles. While production version carries four missiles.
Features,Variants and Unrivalled Capabilities-Comparison
|Capabilities & Other Features/Specifications||USA’s MGM-10 ATACMS||India ‘s Prahaar||Pakistan ‘s Nasr (also known as Haft IX)|
|Operational Range||300 Km (Latest variant)||150 km||60 km|
|Warhead||230 kilograms (500 lb) unitary HE warhead||Conventional or nuclear, 200 kg||Nuclear|
|Guidance System||GPS-Aided inertial Navigation guidance||Inertial Navigation,Terminal Active radar homing||—|
|Accuracy||10-50 m CEP||Less than 10 m||—|
|Launch Platform||M270 MLRS ,M142 HIMARS||8×8 Tatra Transporter Erector Launcher||Transporter Erector Launcher based on Chinese Wanshan WS2400 8×8 special wheeled chassis.|
|Variant||MGM-140A-Block I ,MGM-140B-Block IA,MGM-164 ATACMS-Block II ,MGM-168 ATACMS-Block IVA||Pragati||Haft Series|