Guided Pinaka rockets successfully tested second time
TNPSC Current Affairs January 25 2017
Guided Pinaka rocket was successfully test fired second time from launch
complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur. Its first
successful test was conducted on same venue on January 12 2017.
Rocket Mark-II equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit which
transformed into a guided Pinaka. It will enhance and improve the Pinaka’s
said that, all the mission objective were successfully met during the test. The
Radars, electro optical and telemetry systems at chandipur tracked and
monitored the weapon all through the flight path.
is combined developed by Pune-based armament Research and Development
Establishment (ARDE), Hyderabad-based Research centre Imarat(RCI) and Defence
Research and Development LAbortory (DRDL).
Guided Pinaka rocket was fired from a multi-barrel rocket launcher(MBRL) which
can fire 12 rockets with 12 tonne of high explosives and can destroy a target
area of 4 sq km at a time