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Guided Pinaka Successfully Test fired.

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by Ankit Kumar 001, Jan 12, 2017.

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  1. HELLBENT

    HELLBENT FULL MEMBER

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    MK2 (60-65 km) , enhanced ranged and guided version of MK1 (40km)
     
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    Wraparound Microstrip Antenna for guided pinaka mk2 (60-65km) by DRDO

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    from: http://idrw.org/after-pinaka-mk-ii-next-is-pinaka-short-range-ballistic-missile-drdo/

    DRDO is giving final touches to its MK-II variant of Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) system which can hit targets up to 60 km and soon it will be offered to Indian Army to begin user trials before it is cleared for production. Developmental trials of 214 mm Pinaka MK-II unguided rocket system was completed by DRDO earlier this year and currently it has been prepped up for user trials which Indian Army will be carrying out in Jaisalmer by end of this year . Pinaka MK-II which can hit targets up to 60-65km will provide an extended range of 20kms over the maximum range of 40km of MK-1 variant. In Developmental trials, MK-2 has proved its accuracy and consistency in successive trials held at Balasore and Pokhran firing range as claimed by DRDO. DRDO also finally has revealed that after MK-II variant DRDO will be working on a Guided multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) system variant of Pinaka in short. Inertial guidance system coupled with a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system will turn next Pinaka variant into short-range,mobile battlefield ballistic missile. Defense analyst close to idrw.org informed us that a Guided Pinaka will be a tactical asset designed for deployment on the battlefield which will move with advancing strike corp and will give area commander firepower to strike and engage moving ground targets with high-explosive (HE) grenades or use single warhead explosives to take out important enemy equipment’s like SAM batteries, mobile radar system or Communication centers. DRDO also has developed 150km solid-fuel rocket surface-to-surface guided short-range tactical ballistic missile ” Prahaar” which can take out strategic and tactical targets and was first test fired in 2011. Prahaar and Guided Pinaka will provide better reaction time than liquid-fuelled Prithvi ballistic missiles of Indian Army Said Defense analyst.

    idrw.org . Read more at India No 1 Defence News Website , Kindly don't paste our work in other websites http://idrw.org/after-pinaka-mk-ii-next-is-pinaka-short-range-ballistic-missile-drdo/ .

    so the 60 km range version is Mk II and there is one more version with Guidance System. and the OP states this is testing of "guided Pinaka". Which means this is Pinaka Mk III ?
     
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    Woah Woah Woah....Just realised...It's GPS we are talking about..... Right!?
    Now I know that the ties between US and India have warmed significantly...

    But why depend on them unnecessarily...!?

    Whats up with the IRNSS These days....The constellation is complete...The ground testing should be done by now....

    And it has a dedicated military band...
    When will we be using it....!?
    Any Idea Members....!?

    How is it's performance...
    Is it as accurate and robust (faster refresh frequency) as theAmerican GPS In our border areas...!?
     
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    US and India relations have cooled? I havent felt that.. the US has upgraded the partnership with India.
     
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    Oh...My mistake....I actually meant 'warmed'....
    :lol:

    PS : Corrected it...
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Well, "GPS" can be interchangeably used to denote any satellite-based navigation system. However, it's still likely that the test used the American service.

    I believe testing of ground terminals & receivers is ongoing and it's unlikely that it got to every branch of the state-run apparatus as yet. There are more important civilian/governance-related sectors that will be catered to first. But rest assured that IRNSS (which is now called NAVIC) services will be made use of by the military eventually.

    I believe the accuracy is reasonably good (less than 10-meter on Indian landmass) and can be improved in future if need be. The present coverage (with 7 satellites in orbit) covers India and a 1,500-km radius around it. That means the entirety of Pakistan and all border regions of China (where any tactical conflict in likely to occur) is covered.
     
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    Great development. We need more of Pinaka, and a 300mm version of it.
     
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