Indian Army Testing Fuze System for Pinaka Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher

Released on Monday, April 30, 2012
DRDO - Defense, Research and Development Organization
ITR - Interim Test Range
km - kilometre
Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (PINAKA) was test fired during 28-29 March 2012 at ITR, Chandipur. Ten Rockets were fired. Objective of the trial was testing of fuze system. PINAKA weapon system developed by DRDO has already been inducted into Service. Two PINAKA Regiments have been raised.

The system can enhance the strike capability of the forces up to 38 km. Pinaka weapon system is an all weather, indirect fire, free flight Artillery rocket capable of engaging enemy up to a range 38 km. It can neutralize an area of 1000x800m in a short period of time with salvo firing. The weapon system has short reaction time to call for fire and also has excellent shoot & scoot capability. The Pinaka weapon system can be used as an effective area weapon.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri A.K. Antony in written reply to Shri KunwarRewati Raman Singh in Lok Sabha today.

Source: Test Firing of Pinaka

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