TNPSC Current Affairs January 2017,12
Pinaka Mark II test fired successfully
The Guided Pinaka rocket was successfully test fired from launch
complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
Pinaka Rocket Mark-II equipped with navigation, guidance and control
kit which transformed into a guided Pinaka. It will enhance and improve the Pinaka’s
Defence 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.
It 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).
The 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
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