Indian Army successfully tested guided Pinaka rocket from launch complex—III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur today.
Defence sources were quoted as saying by PTI that the test was conducted at 12:45 pm and Pinaka rocket mark-II, equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit, was transformed into a “guided Pinaka".
“All the radars, electro—optical and telemetry systems at the ITR monitored the guided Pinaka throughout its flight path,” said ITR Director B K Das.
DRDO Chairman S Christopher said it is an example of synergy between armed forces and DRDO.
The guided version of Pinaka has been developed jointly by Armament Research and Development Establishment, Pune, and Hyderabad—based Research Centre Imarat and Defence Research and Development Laboratory. Chandipur ITR provided the range and launch support.
Its first successful test flight was conducted from the same venue on January 12.
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