Pinaka Multi Barrel Guided Missile Launcher System! Indian army has conducted three successful tests of Pinaka guided multi-barrel missile system in a span of two days. The upgraded version of Pinaka missile system has a range of 75-80 kilometers and it can fire 12 rockets in less than a minute.
Prior to the third successful test in Pokhran range in India’s desert state Rajasthan on March 12, the army has conducted two tests on March 11.
“All three trials met their mission objectivs,” ministry of defence said in a statement.
In all the the three missions, telemetry systems tracked and monitored the rockets through out the flight path.
Pinaka missile launcher is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system. It is developed by India’s Defence and Development Research Organisation (DRDO).
Pinaka weapon system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 75 km for Mark-II. This state of the art missile launcher can fire a salvo of 12 high explosive rockets in a span of less than 45 seconds that can overwhelm an enemy. Each rocket carries 250 kilograms of high grade explosive.
“The consecutive successful missions of Guided Pinaka proves the efficacy, reliability and high precision capabilities of the weapon system,” said the ministry of defence.
“Indigenously developed Guided Pinaka by DRDO will significantly boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits.”