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Second generation Pinaka multi-rocket system successfully test fired in Pokhran

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  1. Soumya

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    The Pinaka Mark II Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System has undergone successful firing trials at Chandhan area in Pokhran field firing ranges. The trials which started on Friday were witnessed by officials ofDRDO and Army trial teams.

    “Pinaka Mark II trials were sucessfully conducted at the Pokhran field firing range. The target was successfully destroyed in Keru area which was located 30 km from the firing point. DRDO officers and Army officers have shown satisfaction on successful trails,â€￾ DRDO spokesperson Ravi Gupta said.

    “The state-of-art weapon for destroying and neutralizing enemy troop-concentration areas, communication centres air terminal complexes, gun and rocket locations and for laying mines by firing rockets with several warheads from launch vehicles has been developed by DRDO. High operational mobility, flexibility and accuracy are its major characteristics, which give the weapon an edge in modern artillery warfare for the Indian armed forces, the spokesperson said.

    Meant to neutralise a large geographical area with a rapid salvo of rockets with a strike range of 40 km, Pinaka could fire a salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds from a launcher. Pinaka was also put into field testing for assessing its capability during the Kargil conflict.

    “The ongoing developmental trials at Pokhran field firing range in western Rajasthan by Army and scientists from DRDO were for the advance stage of development of Pinaka II weapon system. The development and trials will continue and the rocket is expected to be pressed into service any time now,â€￾ Gupta said.

    Pinaka I is already in service.

    Defence spokesman Col S D Goswami said, “Its quick reaction time and high rate of fire gives an edge to the Army during low-intensity warlike situation. The system’s capability to incorporate several types of warheads makes it deadly for the enemy.â€￾

    Second generation Pinaka multi-rocket system successfully test fired in Pokhran | idrw.org
     
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    TSUNAMI Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    What is it's maximum range?? I thought it should be around 80-100 KM. Pinaka 1 has range of 40 kms
     
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    Same 40 km range.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Pinaka-2 is GPS guided and has extremely high accuracy.
     
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    are they good for china border with 40 km range or there is a plan to increase its range
     
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    It should be guided by the IRNSS or GLONASS why GPS? The US in future can again activate the Selective Availability of GPS.
     
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    IRNSS will take few years to fully delpoyed and even after that we will use GPS as standard word for all such things as we sometimes say close-up wala colegat de do.
     
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    It is compatible with IRNSS also so not to waorry about US. we have SMIRCH with 70km range. Next we will provide its warhead with same guidance.
     
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    LOL.....I also observed these type of things, an old man asking "mother dairy dedo" but in actuality he was asking for the Amul toned milk
     
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    So no increment in range.... :tdown:
     
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    It is also same as asking for surf kee tikia instead of detergent bar.
     
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    Yes, there is increment in range to 60 km. This test, however, was not for range. Plus, now Smerch will be made in India with 70-90 Km rocket varieties with transfer of technology.
     
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    I love this news... Great...

    Great work DRDO.
     
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    Then good.... thanks bro :tup:
    With 60 KM range it will be able to cover many air bases of PAK near to indian border...
     
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