Enhanced version of PINAKA Rocket System successfully Flight Tested

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News: Enhanced PINAKA rocket system has been successfully flight tested from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

 

Facts:

  • Pinaka Rocket System: It is a multiple rocket launcher developed indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army.
  • Purpose: It is used for attacking the adversary targets prior to the close quarter battles which involve smaller range artillery, armoured elements and the infantry.
  • Range: It is an advanced version of Pinaka Mk-1 and has a strike range of around 45-60km.