The Indian Military and the Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) have trialed enhanced variations of 214 mm rockets utilized by the domestically developed Pinaka multi-barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL). DRDO’s Armament Analysis and Improvement Institution and Excessive Power Supplies Analysis Laboratory collectively developed the Pinaka rocket system, which is at the moment in service with the Indian Military. A complete of 24 EPRS rockets have been fired for various ranges over 14 days on the Pokhran Firing Ranges. The rockets met all trial aims satisfactorily. With these trails, the preliminary part of know-how absorption of EPRS by the business has efficiently been accomplished, and the business companions are prepared for consumer trials/sequence manufacturing of the rocket system.

Through the testing, the officers additionally assessed the completely different variants of munitions and fuses of the rocket system. The EPRS model is upgraded with superior applied sciences that improve the vary of the system to fulfill evolving necessities. The DRDO additionally just lately flight-tested the Stable Gasoline Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) booster, a missile propulsion system that may allow it to intercept aerial threats at a really lengthy vary. The know-how of the upgraded model was transferred to the industries Munitions India Restricted (MIL), and Financial Explosives Restricted Nagpur. The rockets made by MIL have been examined in the course of the newest marketing campaign. Final month, the DRDO examined a military model of the Medium-Vary Floor-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) system.


Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced Vary) Rocket System with superior know-how, varied munitions and new fuzes efficiently flight-tested in a sequence of trials held at Pokhran. (Picture by DRDO)

Pinaka is a a number of rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Military. The system has a most vary of 40 km for Mark-I and 60 km[10] for the Mark-I enhanced model and may fireplace a salvo of 12 HE rockets in 44 seconds. The system is mounted on a Tatra truck for mobility. Pinaka noticed service in the course of the Kargil Struggle, the place it was profitable in neutralizing enemy positions on the mountain tops. It has since been inducted into the Indian Military in giant numbers. As of 2014, about 5,000 missiles are being produced yearly whereas a complicated variant is below improvement with enhanced vary and accuracy. As of 2019, an upgraded guided-missile model of the system has been test-fired, with a variety of over 90 km.

Pinaka is an entire MBRL system, every Pinaka battery consists of six launcher autos, every with 12 rockets; six loader-replenishment autos; three replenishment autos; two Command Publish autos (one stand by) with a Hearth Management pc, and the DIGICORA MET radar. A battery of six launchers can neutralize an space of 1,000 m × 800 m. The Military usually deploys a battery that has a complete of 72 rockets. All the 72 rockets may be fired in 44 seconds, taking out an space of 1 km2. Every launcher can fireplace in a special course too. The system has the flexibleness to fireplace all of the rockets in a single go or just a few. That is made doable with a fireplace management pc. There’s a command publish linking collectively all of the six launchers in a battery. Every launcher has a person pc which permits it to operate autonomously in case it will get separated from the opposite 5 autos in a struggle.