Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System

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Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) and Pinaka Area Denial Munition (ADM) rocket systems have been successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army at Pokhran Firing Ranges. 

  • A total of 24 EPRS rockets were fired for different ranges during the last fortnight. 
  • Required accuracy and consistency was achieved by the rockets meeting all trial objectives satisfactorily.
  • With these trails, the initial phase of technology absorption of EPRS by the industry has successfully been completed and the industry partners are ready for user trials/series production of the rocket system. 
  • The Pinaka rocket system has been developed by Armament Research and Development Establishment, Pune supported by High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, another Pune-based laboratory of DRDO. 
  • The EPRS is the upgraded version of Pinaka variant which has been in service with the Indian Army for the last decade. 
  • The system has been upgraded with advanced technologies enhancing the range to meet the emerging requirements. 
  • After establishing the performance efficacy of the enhanced range version of Pinaka, the technology was transferred to the industries viz. Munitions India Limited (MIL) and Economic Explosives Limited Nagpur.
  • Rockets manufactured by MIL under Transfer of Technology from DRDO were flight tested during this campaign. 
  • Different variants of munitions and fuzes which can be used in the Pinaka rocket system were also successfully test evaluated in the Pokhran Field Firing Range. 

Source : PIB

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