There are 7 images added between 23 February 2008 and 26 January 2015
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2009
Total Production: 36
Origin: India
Corporations: Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Indian Ordnance Factories, Larsen and Toubro Ltd. and Tata Power
Parent System: Pinaka
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2009
Total Production: 66
Family Members: Pinaka II
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Description: The Pinaka is a Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) family developed by India's Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO). The multi-barrel area weapon system is intended to take out targets at ranges of at least 30 kilometers in support of the Indian Army's field artillery units. The original Pinaka was able to fire in a single salvo 12 rockets at ranges of 38 kilometers within 40 seconds. It was ready for fielding with the Indian Army after successful completion of user trials in December 2003. The DRDO was working in future improvements that will boost the Pinaka rocket range to 45 kilometers and a further version featuring a 100 km range.

As of early 2008, the Indian Ministry of Defense plans to deploy two artillery regiments equipped with the Pinaka multi-barrel area weapon system beginning in the 2008-2009 timeframe. The first Pinaka rocket featuring improved range and manufactured by Indian Ordnance Factories is scheduled for delivery in late February 2008. According to the current schedule, the Indian Army will take delivery of 300 rockets in 2008 and 1,000 rockets in 2009. The Pinaka launchers, loaders and replenishment vehicles are mounted on eight-wheeled chassis.

As of December 2003 DRDO named Pinaka key contractors: Tata Power, formerly Tata Electric, and Larsen and Toubro (L&T) are responsible for the manufacturing of the launcher and command post vehicle; Indian Ordnance Factories, formerly known as OFB or Ordnance Factory Board, is responsible for the Pinaka artillery rocket; and Indian Ordnance Factories and Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) are responsible for loader and replenishment Vehicle. Sagem Defense Securite supplies the SIGMA 30 artillery navigation and pointing system using laser gyro technology.

Pinaka Specifications

Artillery Tubes: 12
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Artillery Tube Caliber: 214 millimeter
Weapon Max Range: 45 kilometer
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Pinaka News

There are 9 news between
8 Feb 2007 and 11 Mar 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019India Successfully Test Fires Pinaka Extended Range Guided Rocket
Tuesday, January 24, 2017India Successfully Conducts Test-Firing of Pinaka Guided Rocket
Thursday, January 12, 2017Indian Army Successfully Test Fires Pinaka 2 Rocket Artillery System
Wednesday, December 7, 2016India Orders 36 Additional Pinaka Rocket Launchers as Grad Replacement
Monday, April 30, 2012Indian Army Testing Fuze System for Pinaka Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher
Thursday, July 21, 2011India Successfully Test Fires Prahaar Short-Range Tactical Missile
Tuesday, June 15, 2010Sigma 30 Artillery Navigation and Pointing System Deployed by First Two Pinaka MLRS Regiments
Tuesday, February 19, 2008India Takes Delivery of First SIGMA 30 Artillery Navigation and Pointing System
Thursday, February 8, 2007Raytheon and Tata of India to Collaborate on Technology Opportunities

Operators & Related Equipment

Two regiments operational in April 2012
20263622 regiments with three batteries each
Apr 201262 regiments three batteries each

Grand Total 361
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