India successfully conducted the third trial of the Pinaka guided missile in Rajasthan’s Pokharan. The trials were conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Two trials – both successful – were conducted a day earlier. The missile can hit targets with a high level of accuracy to achieve results desired. In Monday’s trials, the missiles managed to successfully hit targets 90 kilometres away.
According to an official press release, weapon system is equipped with a cutting-edge guiding kit which includes an advanced navigation and control system.
The indigenously-developed Pinaka missile system is capable of firing a salvo of 12 HE rockets in 44 seconds. It can be mounted on a Tatra truck for mobility.
Each Pinaka battery consists of: six launcher vehicles, each with 12 rockets; six loader-replenishment vehicles; three replenishment vehicles; two Command Post vehicle (one stand by) with a Fire Control computer, and the DIGICORA MET radar.