11 Jun '18, 2am

DRDO to deliver advanced Pinaka rocket version by 2020

DRDO to deliver advanced Pinaka rocket version by 2020

The Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a laboratory under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will deliver guided Pinaka rocket with an enhanced range of up to 75 km to the army by 2020. The current range of Pinaka is 40 km. “An upgraded version of Pinaka rocket, with new guided system and an enhanced range, was successfully test-fired at Chandipur in Odisha recently. The results of the trial were excellent,” PK Mehta, director general, Armament Combat Engineering (ACE) cluster headquartered in Pune, told TOI. As per the plan, the advanced version of the rocket will be inducted into the force in the next two years, Mehta said. “Currently, we are working on the rocket’s control and guidance system, which will be perfected in the coming months. Thereafter, the rocket will go through several trials, including user trials,” Mehta adde...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=558769

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