Pinaka Rockets Successfully Tested

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Pinaka Rockets Successfully Tested

Pinaka Rockets Successfully Tested

Recently, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully test-fired the extended range version of the “Pinaka” Rocket. This test has been done on 25 June at Integrated Test Range Odisha (Chandipur).

Key Points

  • DRDO tested a total of 25 advanced Pinaka rockets against different targets.
  • This 122 mm caliber rocket was launched with the help of ‘Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher’ (MBRL).
  • To check the accuracy of the rockets hitting the target, all flight was tracked by various range instruments.

Enhanced Pinaka Rocket System

  • An advanced range version of the Pinaka rocket system has been developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) based in Pune in collaboration with the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL).
  • They got manufacturing support from Economic Explosives Limited, Nagpur. These systems can destroy targets placed at a distance of up to 45


  • It is an indigenous multi-barrel rocket launch system. It has been developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the Indian Army.
  • Its weapon system includes a state-of-the-art guidance kit, apart from advanced navigation and control systems.
  • The navigation system of this missile is assisted by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).
  • An early version of this weapon system was called the Mark I, which had a strike range of 40 This range was further increased from 70 to 80 km in the advanced missile named Pinaka Mark II.

Source: The Hindu

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