DRDO and Indian Army Successful test of Pinaka rocket system At the Pokhran firing range on April 9, 2022. According to India’s Defense Ministry, 24 Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket Systems (EPRS) were fired for different ranges. Weapons met with the required accuracy and stability. On the successful test of Pinaka missile system, DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy also congratulated the team involved in the project on the successful completion of the flight trials of the rocket.

Test Firing of Pinaka Missile System: Key Details

DRDO flight tested the Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) as well as the Pinaka Area Denial Munition (ADM) Rocket System.

The Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) is an improved version of the Pinaka variant which has been in service with the Indian Army for the past decade.

According to India’s Ministry of Defence, the rocket system has now been upgraded with advanced technologies that will enhance the range to meet the emerging requirements.

Why is the test firing of Pinaka missile system important?

With the successful testing of the Pinaka missile system, the initial phase of technology absorption of the Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) by the industry has been successfully completed and the industry partners are now ready for user trials. / Series production of rocket systems.

Development of the Pinaka Rocket System

The Pinaka rocket system in India has been developed by the Ordnance Research and Development Establishment, Pune. It is supported by Hugh Energy Materials Research Laboratory which is another laboratory of DEDO located in Pune.

Pinaka Rocket System Tested: What After?

After India established the performance efficacy of the improved version of Pinaka, the technology was then transferred to Economic Explosives Limited and Munitions India Limited (MIL), Nagpur.

The Defense Ministry said that during this operation the rockets manufactured by MIL under technology transfer from DRDO were flight tested. Various variants of warheads and fuses that can be used in the Pinaka rocket system were successfully tested at the Pokhran Field Firing Range during recent test firings.


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