what is kali any guess???
FIrst thing which strike in mind as we hear world “Kali” is avatar of hindu goddess Durga. kali maa is ruthless destroyer of the enemies and saver of humanity. one right hand holds a sword and other right hand holds a trident.
so the name suggests actual intentions and idea of DRDO behind this
kali is refer to kilo ampere linear injector
is a linear beam developed by india by drdo and bhabha atomic reasearch centre
many of them were thinking kali is laser weapon as commonly believed . it only emits powerful pulse of electron (Relativistic Electron Beam-REB)
IT is used in a high power microwave gun whcih could destroy incoming missile and aircraft though soft kill
first kali project was started in 1989 being developed by the accelerators & pulse power division of the BARC
it is intially developed for industrial applications, although defence application became clearance later
the first accelerator has power of – 0.4 GW, which increased later version were developed. These were the Kali 80,kali 200,kali 1000,kali 5000,later kali 10000
the kali 5000 is commissioned for use in late in 2004
The system is quite bulky as well. with the kali 5000 weighing 10 tons, and the kali 10000 weighing 26tons
they are also very powerful and require a cooling tank of 12,000 litres of oil. recharging time is also too long to make it a viable in its present form
kali weapons is a single shot pulsed gigawatt electron accelerators
they are single shot devices using water filled capacitors to build the charge energy
the microwaves raditions emitted by the kali 5000 are in the 3-5 GHz range.
the kali is a pulsed accelerator of 1Mev electron energy, 50-100 ns pulse time, 40KA current and 40GW power level .
the kali weapons used in electronic system of the tejas light combat aircraft which is under development
kali weapons is protect a aircraft for any missiles .