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Posted at: Mar 12, 2019, 9:50 PM; last updated: Mar 12, 2019, 9:50 PM (IST)

DRDO successfully conducts 3rd Pinaka rocket test

DRDO successfully conducts 3rd Pinaka rocket test
Defence Research and Defence Organisation successfully test fired the indigenously developed Pinaka guided rocket system, at Pokhran. PTI

New Delhi, March 12

The Defence Research and Development Organisation on Tuesday successfully test-fired the multi-barrel rocket system Pinaka from Pokhran range in Rajasthan for the third time.

The earlier two tests were conducted on Monday.

“All the three trials met the mission objectives. The consecutive successful missions of guided Pinaka prove the efficacy, reliability and high precision capabilities of the weapon system,” the DRDO said in a statement.

The weapon system, mounted on a Tatra truck, is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising an advanced navigation and control system.

On Monday, the weapon system impacted the intended targets with high precision and achieved desired accuracies in both the trials.

The telemetry systems tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path, the defence PSU said.

The indigenously developed Pinaka will significantly boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits, it added.

The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 75 km for Mark-II, and can fire a salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds. — IANS

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