Friday, 30 May 2014

Extended Range Pinaka Mark II Tested Successfully

The extended version of the Pinaka multi-barrel rocket system was tested successfully in Odisha.

The original system which saw action during Kargil war and was instrumental in flattening enemy positions had a range of 39-40km. This version has a range of around 60-65km.
This system can fire a salvo of 12 HE rockets weighing 1.2 tonnes in 44 seconds, neutralizing a target area of 3.9 km2. The system is mounted on a Tatra truck for mobility.

PXE Director R Appavu Raj confirmed that all three tests were successful meeting the mission objectives. “The rockets travelled nearly 61 km as coordinated thus proving the efficiency and capability of the system. The tracking radars have monitored the movements of the rockets till the point of impact,”





This a home grown solution capable of taking out enemy bunkers due to the different kind of warheads it can carry.
Warheads:
  • Fragmentation high explosive
  • Incendiary
  • Anti-Tank and Anti-Personnel minelettes
  • Anti-Tank bomblettes