December 16, 2014

DRDO completes development trials for Pinaka Mk II rocket

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) completed development of its 214 mm Pinaka Mk II unguided rocket with trials at the Chandipur range in Odisha from 9-12 December.
The development of the Mk II version is being run by the DRDO's Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) and the trials co-ordinated by the Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE).
The Pinaka Mk II rocket has pre-frag, incendiary, practice and three types of submunition warheads. According to sources, a total of 20 rockets were fired in the four-day-long trial to ranges of 20-60 km. The Pinaka Mk I rocket has a maximum range of 38 km.


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