DRDO test-fires Pinaka rocket system

New Delhi: The Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully test fired Pinaka, the multi-barrel rocket system, from Pokhran ranges.

The weapon system, mounted on a Tatra truck, is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising an advanced navigation and control system.

“In both the missions, the weapon systems impacted the intended targets with high precision and achieved desired accuracies. Telemetry systems tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path. All the mission objectives have been met,” the DRDO said in a statement.

The indigenously developed Pinaka will boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits, it added. The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 75 km for Mark-II and can fire 12 rockets in 44 seconds.