(PTI) India's multi barrel
rocket launcher weapon system 'Pinaka' which could neutralise
a large area with a rapid salvo of rockets was today
successfully test fired at Proof and Experimental
Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur about 15 km from here.
"It was a routine trial by army personnel and there
were six rounds of successful test-fire today," an official
of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said
soon after the trial at the rocket firing pad.
Indigenously developed Pinaka is an unguided rocket
and area weapon system aimed at supplementing the existing
guns at a range beyond 30 km and is capable of acting as a
With a strike range of 40 km, Pinaka could fire a
salvo of 12 rockets in just 44 seconds.
One salvo each of 12 rockets from a battery of six
launchers could neutralise a target area of 3.9 square km at a
time and could destroy solid structures and bunkers.
Its quick reaction time, accuracy and high rate of
fire gave an edge to Indian armed forces during low intensity
The system's capabilities to incorporate several types
of warheads also made it deadly for the enemy. PTI COR SKN PC