India today fest-fired an extended range version of indigenously-developed Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) system.
At least six rockets were test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha. The new extended-range rockets, which can hit enemy targets which precision, will replace the existing Pinaka Mk-I rockets.
The extended-range version of the Pinaka rocket has a range of over 75 km.
A Pinaka MBRL system has 12 rocket tubes mounted on a Tatra vehicle. In salvo mode, rockets can be fired from these tubes less than four seconds apart.
Six Pinaka launchers, called a battery, can fire 72 rockets in 44 seconds.
These rockets can be guided to their target in enemy territory. This has significantly improved India’s precision standoff rocket strikes capability.
Developed by the DRDO’s Armament Research & Development Establishment, the Pinaka is built by two private companies — Larsen & Toubro Defence and Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division.
An appeal from Swarajya
At Swarajya, we rely on our readers' support through subscriptions to sustain our media platform. Unlike larger conglomerates, we are unable to relentlessly chase advertising money — our model is largely built on your patronage.
Your support has never been more crucial. We work tirelessly to deliver 10-15 high-quality articles daily, ensuring you receive insightful content from 7 AM to 10 PM.
If you believe India's story has to be articulated in a way it has never been done before without shrugging it off, become a patron (or) subscribe now for ₹̶2̶4̶0̶0̶ ₹1999 and get 12 print issues, unlimited digital access for 1 year, a special India that is Bharat T-shirt (Offer ends soon).
We are counting on you!