DRDO test-fires enhanced version of Pinaka rocket

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Newly modified Pinaka Rocket is being test fired in Odisha
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Enhanced PINAKA rocket, developed by Pune-based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been successfully flight-tested from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha today.

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Development of Enhanced Pinaka system was taken up to achieve longer range performance compared to an earlier design with a reduced length. The design and development have been carried out by Pune based DRDO laboratories, namely  Armament Research and Development Establishment, ARDE and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, HEMRL.

A total of six rockets were launched in quick succession and the tests met complete mission objectives. Rockets tested have been manufactured by M/s Economic Explosives Limited, Nagpur, to whom the technology has been transferred.

All the flight articles were tracked by Range instruments such as telemetry, radar and Electro-Optical Tracking Systems which confirmed the flight performance. The Enhanced version of the Pinaka rocket would replace the existing Pinaka Mk-I rockets which are currently under production.

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