2 Gen Pinaka multi-rocket system successfully test fired

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  1. dealwithit

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    JAISALMER: The Pinaka Mark II Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System has undergone successful firing trials at Chandhan area in Pokhran field firing ranges. The trials which started on Friday were witnessed by officials of DRDO and Army trial teams.

    "Pinaka Mark II trials were sucessfully conducted at the Pokhran field firing range. The target was successfully destroyed in Keru area which was located 30 km from the firing point. DRDO officers and Army officers have shown satisfaction on successful trails," DRDO spokesperson Ravi Gupta said.

    "The state-of-art weapon for destroying and neutralizing enemy troop-concentration areas, communication centres air terminal complexes, gun and rocket locations and for laying mines by firing rockets with several warheads from launch vehicles has been developed by DRDO. High operational mobility, flexibility and accuracy are its major characteristics, which give the weapon an edge in modern artillery warfare for the Indian armed forces, the spokesperson said.

    Meant to neutralise a large geographical area with a rapid salvo of rockets with a strike range of 40 km, Pinaka could fire a salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds from a launcher. Pinaka was also put into field testing for assessing its capability during the Kargil conflict.

    "The ongoing developmental trials at Pokhran field firing range in western Rajasthan by Army and scientists from DRDO were for the advance stage of development of Pinaka II weapon system. The development and trials will continue and the rocket is expected to be pressed into service any time now," Gupta said.

    Pinaka I is already in service.

    Defence spokesman Col S D Goswami said, "Its quick reaction time and high rate of fire gives an edge to the Army during low-intensity warlike situation. The system's capability to incorporate several types of warheads makes it deadly for the enemy."

    Times of India

    Link: http://articles.timesofindia.indiat...concentration-pokhran-field-firing-range-drdo
     
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    What's the difference in capabilities between pinaka 1 and 2 ?
     
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    Midflight cource correction, data link guidance, integration with GPS, ability to target multiple targets in a single burst, improved CEP.

    http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=antenna.jsp
     
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    Advance Variant of Pinaka fails to meet Mission parameters



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    After nearly 20 years into development, indigenously developed Pinaka rocket system failed to meet mission parameters during a trial from Chandipur base on Wednesday, putting the reliability on the weaponry system at a stake.

    Sources said two rounds of an advanced version of Pinaka rocket were test-fired from a multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) positioned in the testing range of Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) between 11 am and 12 noon.

    Both the rockets failed to provide the desired result as expected by the mission team. “The experimental trials were carried out by the DRDO. The rockets could not cover the designed distance and some of their sub-systems too did not function properly. Further analysis was on,” the sources said.

    Advance Variant of Pinaka fails to meet Mission parameters | idrw.org
     
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    idrw is upgrading i think

    so no link is working for now
     
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    Data link guidance will require an accompanying radar to identify moving targets. Do you know which radar will be used for this purpose? Thanks.
     
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    Great development for the artillery command, but I'll point out the flaw in the statement put forward by the defense spokesman.

    The Pinaka is a lethal weapon system, let there be no doubt. In the open deserts of rajasthan, a single salvo of airburst warhead (or thermobaric) could wipe out an entire battalion. But my beef is with his statement that this system "gives an edge to the army during low-intensity warlike situation".

    Well, firstly, what is that supposed to mean?

    Does the IA intend to use it in support of CI/CT operations? The US forces most certainly have used the MRBLs target hostile hideouts with good effect. I think we all know this is not something the IA believes in. In any case, the trusty Carl-Gustav does the job of blowing buildings up quite efficiently.

    The next explanation is that this system will support the IA in localized conflicts. The best example is Kargil, where if I recall correctly, the original Pinaka had been tested to reasonable satisfaction. With guided rockets and forward controllers/drones, this system will most definitely wreck the defensive force. But again, will anyone even suggest that Kargil was a low intensity situation?

    Let's be honest about it, the Pinaka is an offensive system, whose primary job is to cut a path right through the enemy defenses for movement by own forces. This system is designed for a high to very high intensity conflict and not for low intensity engagements. This does not imply that it cant be used for such roles, but this is an added advantage.

    The entire world is concerned about Chinese buildup because they speak something while doing the opposite. This is inherently "creepy", and we had better avoid it.
     
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    This system is a upgrade of exsisting system, What it will feature mainly is improved rockets with GPS guidance along with new types of Warheads ..

    Due to better trajectory these are simply enhanced in range and accuracy ..

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    Also to note, These rockets are quite good making precision strikes ..
     
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    A quick question,

    Does anybody know the total number of Pinaka systems in service/ordered by the IA? I'm getting conflicting numbers from different sources.
    @Kunal Biswas, @Twinblade, @p2prada.
     
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    3 regiments with 3 Pinaka batteries each. Each battery has 6 Pinaka systems. That's 54 systems operational.

    That's the best I know.
     
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    Adding to what P2P said, by 2015 the production rate will be ramped up to 5000 rockets annually from the current 1000, with a maximum production capacity of 15000-18000 rockets annually.
     
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    I am unaware of Pinaka Mk2 hitting 60km range. Dr Chander himself said that the range will be increased to 60 km in a recent interview.
    http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/nl/2013/NL_Nov_2013_web.pdf
     
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    can we have something like this :drunk:

    a 24 barreled version of Pinaka?
     
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    Thats just the resupply truck. 12 barrels is enough as long as they increase range to 60 km.
     

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