Pinaka Missile Successfully Test-Fired From Odisha’s Chandipur

Balasore: India sucessfully flight-tested its indigenously developed Pinaka missile system  for the second consecutive day  from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Odisha coast,  on Friday. Capable of striking into enemy territory up to range of 75 kilometres, it will boost the country’s artillery power.

Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Pinaka MK-II rocket is modified as a missile by integrating the navigation, control and guidance system to improve the end accuracy and enhance the range.

In a similar test conducted on Thursday, the missile was fired from Pinaka launcher system in deployment configuration. The flight article was tracked by multiple range systems like telemetry, radars and electro-optical targeting system (EOTS), which confirmed the textbook flight performance.

Earlier in March, three successful trials of the Pinaka guided rocket system were conducted from Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.

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