Successful Test Firing of Guided Pinaka

  • The Pinaka Rocket converted to a Guided Pinaka was successfully test-fired from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Chandipur today.

  • The Pinaka Rocket Mark-II, which evolved from Pinaka Mark-I is equipped with a navigation, guidance and control kit and has been transformed to a Guided Pinaka. 

  • This conversion has considerably enhanced the range and accuracy of Pinaka.  The test-firing has met all mission objectives.

  • The radars, electro-optical and telemetry systems at Chandipur tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight-path. 

  • The Guided Pinaka is developed jointly by ARDE Pune, RCI Hyderabad and DRDL Hyderabad.

  • ITR Chandipur provided the range and launch support.

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