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DRDO Pinaka system MKII enhanced range and guidance system - May 31, 2018

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    Balasore (Odisha):, May 31, 2018 13:09 IST
    Updated: May 31, 2018 13:09 IST
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    Guided Pinaka Rocket launched from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha in this file photo. | Photo Credit: special arrangement

    The earlier Pinaka system, which was an unguided one, has now been transformed into a guided version, with a navigation, guidance and control kit developed by the Research Centre, Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, they said.

    Research Centre, Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad comes under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    The earlier Pinaka system, which was an unguided one, has now been transformed into a guided version, with a navigation, guidance and control kit developed by the Research Centre, Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, they said.

    The guided Pinaka has been developed jointly by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, the RCI, and the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, for the Indian Army. The PXE, Chandipur, provided the range and launch support.


    The test was carried out from a multi barrel launcher at about 10.35 AM from the firing point of the Proof & Experiment Establishment (PXE) under DRDO, a day after two rounds of the successful trial took place yesterday, defence sources said.

    Radars, electro-optical systems and telemetry systems at the defence range at Chandipur tracked and monitored the rocket all through its flight path. The guided version is Pinaka mark-II, which evolved from Pinaka mark-I. It can fire a salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds.

    An upgraded version of Pinaka rocket, with enhanced range and guidance system, was successfully test-fired from Chandipur in Odisha for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

    The successful trial of the guided Pinaka has reinforced the technological strength of the country in converting the unguided systems into weapons of high precision and accuracy, he said.

    The conversion helped in enhancing the range and accuracy of Pinaka. If its range was 40 km earlier, it is more than 70 km now, a DRDO official said.
     

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