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Third Success for Guided PINAKA

Third Success for Guided PINAKA

Guided Pinaka developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully test fired today at Pokhran ranges after two successful trials on Monday, March 11, 2019.  All the three trials met mission objectives.

Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Pokhran ranges.

The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system. In both the missions, the weapon systems impacted the intended targets with high precision and achieved desired accuracies.

Telemetry Systems tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path. All the mission objectives have been met.

The indigenously developed Guided Pinaka by DRDO will significantly boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits.

PINAKA Rocket Mark-II, equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit, is transformed to a Guided PINAKA. The conversion has facilitated to enhance the range and improve the accuracy of PINAKA.  Pinaka has been design and developed for induction into Army after successful User Trials.

Two Regiments of Pinaka Unguided Version have already been inducted in Army.

Current trials have been conducted for demonstrating the feasibility of the development of Guided Version of Pinaka Rocket using the same Launcher and Ammunition Configuration.

Government has sanctioned capacity expansion of Pinaka Rockets from existing capacity of 1000 Rockets per annum to 5000 Rockets per annum in April 2013 at a total cost of Rs.1388.80 crore.

While the general support that is being provided to the artillery has been improved it now remains to be seen how the 155mm plan for induction of the guns goes through.

Guided Pinaka developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully test fired today at Pokhran ranges after two successful trials on Monday, March 11, 2019.  All the three trials met mission objectives.

 

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