Pinaka in new test firing
India’s Ministry of Defence has announced a new test firing of the Guided Pinaka rocket by the DRDO, on 24 January.
The test saw the rocket fired from the Launch Complex-III to test its extended range. The Guided Pinaka is a converted Pinaka Rocket Mark-II equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit, designed to extend range and improve accuracy.
According to the ministry, the firing met all objectives, with the radars, electro optical and telemetry systems tracking and monitoring the vehicle throughout its flight path.
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