PINAKA

News: DRDO successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Pokhran ranges.

About

  • It is a multi-barrel rocket launcher
  • The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system.
  • It is named after the bow of Lord Shiva and it is developed by DRDO, alongside Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and ARDE, the High Energy Material Research Laboratory in Pune
  • The initial version of the Pinaka rocket had a range of 40km before it was developed into Pinaka Mark II, which had an enhanced range of 70-80 km.
  • The upgraded version can fire off guided extended range rockets at 90 km range.
  • Each Pinaka launcher has its own computer, allowing it to work independently.
  • Pinaka launcher can fire rockets in different directions, fire all rockets in one go or select few.
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