Bhubaneswar: India on Monday successfully carried out two tests of Pinaka guided extended range rockets off the coast of Balasore in Odisha.
The two rockets, which were tested using the guided Pinaka system, succeeded in hitting the target of 90-km range.
“Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Pokhran ranges. The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence said.
“In both the missions, the weapon systems impacted the intended targets with high precision and achieved desired accuracies. Telemetry Systems tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path. All the mission objectives have been met,” it added.
The indigenously developed Guided Pinaka by DRDO will significantly boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits.