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1.2 ton payload is also mentioned in our news articles. Somethings wrong.
Ajay Shukla - DRDO successfully test fires its new, enhanced range, guided Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher. Claims 25 metre accuracy at 75 kilometres.
Ajay Shukla : DRDO successfully test fires its new, enhanced range, guided Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher. Claims 25 metre accuracy at 75 kilometres.
With an air burst war head, that one hell of an accuracy. Need to work more for bunker bursting role.
New, lethal Pinaka scores bulls-eye in testing
The guided Pinaka, with a range of 75-80 km and accuracy of 25 metres, will enhance Indian firepower
By Ajai Shukla
Business Standard, 25th Jan 17
At the peak of the 1999 Kargil conflict, when the army was using all the firepower it could muster to pulverise Pakistani positions as Indian soldiers clawed their way up the steep, exposed mountainsides towards them, a new, secret weapon entered action for the very first time.
The Pinaka multi-barrelled rocket launcher (MBRL) became the first Indian prototype weapon, then still being developed by the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO), to be used in actual combat. While the television crews covered the GRAD BM-21 rocket launcher hurling its fiery bolts towards Tiger Hill, the Pinaka --- more accurate, lethal and with a far longer range --- was proving its mettle away from the cameras.
This has never been revealed until now. Nor, the fact that Pakistani mortar fire wounded a young DRDO scientist who was operating the Pinaka. Like a soldier, he continued firing until that operation was over.
On Tuesday, at Chandipur, on the Odisha coast, the DRDO successfully test-fired a lethal guided Pinaka rocket than will multiply the system’s capability manifold. While the Pinaka Mark I rockets that currently equip two regiments of the Indian artillery (with two more regiments under production) can destroy targets up to 37.5 kilometres (km) away, the guided Pinaka rocket will accurately strike targets at over twice that distance.
Furthermore, while the existing, unguided, free flight Pinaka rockets can be used only against area targets (typically, an infantry position spread out across 500 metres), the guided Pinaka strikes targets with pinpoint accuracy.
In the two tests conducted so far --- the first on January 12 and a second today --- the guided Pinaka has struck targets over 60 km away with an accuracy of 25 metres.
“The mission met all the objectives. The radars, electro optical and telemetry systems at ITR Chandipur tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path”, said a DRDO release today.
That provides the Indian military with an ideal weapon for striking terrorist camps across the Line of Control (LoC) with pinpoint accuracy, eliminating the need to risk soldiers crossing the border on “surgical strikes”.
The Pinaka would be equally effective in supporting attacks under the army’s “Cold Start” plan, which involves capturing enemy positions in lightning strikes before they can be reinforced. The volume and precision of firepower that a Pinaka regiment brings down would stun defenders and leave attacking forces with an easy task.
The Pinaka rocket delivers 100 kilograms of high explosive onto the target. Each Pinaka launcher has 12 rockets in its tubes, which can all be fired within 44 seconds. That means a Pinaka battery, which has six launchers, can pummel a target with 7.2 tonnes of high explosive in just 44 seconds.
The Pinaka rocket’s “pre-formed fragmented” (PF) warhead is a masterpiece in lethality. The blast of high explosive when it strikes the target breaks the warhead’s casing into 21,000 high-density, tungsten alloy spears that hurtle across the target area, tearing through anything in their paths.
For a briefing on the technology in the new, guided Pinaka, Business Standard visited the Armament R&D Establishment (ARDE) in Pune, the DRDO laboratory that has masterminded its development.
While the Pinaka Mark I, and the longer-range Mark II that followed it, are free-flight rockets that follow a ballistic path, much like a stone lobbed towards a target. In contrast, each guided Pinaka rocket has an on-board computer calculating its flight trajectory and location, using the US Global Positioning System (GPS), the Russian GLONASS or the Indian GAGAN --- whichever is most convenient. When the rocket deviates from its desired trajectory, aerodynamic canards on the rocket body are manipulated to bring it back on track.
The Pinaka programme is an exercise in collaboration, says Dr KM Rajan, who heads ARDE. Setting a precedent, the DRDO cooperated with two private sector firms, Larsen & Toubro; and Tata Power (Strategic Engineering Division) to build the launcher and the command posts that control its operations. Ordnance Factory Chanda, near Nagpur, builds the Pinaka rockets and warheads. Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) builds the Tatra high mobility vehicles on which the system is mounted, as well as its mobile logistics systems.
The Pinaka constitutes an unalloyed DRDO triumph, with the Mark I costing just Rs 55 crore to develop. That economical effort will result in the induction of 22 Pinaka Mark I regiments into the army, at a cost of Rs 61,000 crore. Of these, two are already in service, two more contracted, and another 10 cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security.
They should have shot her.
That would be a great service to nation. Man, they missed the chance.
This is what India does, it only offers the system and never makes any head way to complete those offers.
Have a read to this article, bharat karnad explains exactly what the Indian regime lacks and will continue to lack until.
Well, we have to keep trying. We should never give up. We will be arm-twisted by the bigger players, but at some point, we will make a dent.
^ in sheer terms of profit, its pretty easy to understand why yakhont was sold to vietnam and why not Brahmos. Similar story will be repeated elsewhere, wherever India will try to sell brahmos. Unless India develops its own cruise missiles, nothing will work out in international sales
Mass production is next best thing ..
80km range conformed..
India needs to indigenise each and every component of its missiles produced jointly or independently.
Without that we cannot even think of offering or transfer the tech
Guided Pinaka hit 75km in trials confirms Government Published
February 5, 2017
Guided Pinaka hit 75km in trials confirms Government Published February 5, 2017 SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK As per Government documents provided to Parliamentarians, Guided Pinaka Rocket has successfully hit targets at 75km in trials conducted on 24th Jan 2017. Earlier trials on 12th Jan 2017 saw Guided Pinaka Rocket hitting targets within range of 65km. The guided version of Pinaka Rocket incorporates Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)/ Global Positioning System (GPS) for the mid-course guidance with an accuracy of 60m to 80m at all ranges. In the recent trials conducted, the desired accuracy has been achieved. Two Regiments of Pinaka Unguided Version have already been inducted in Army. Current trials have been conducted for demonstrating the feasibility of the development of Guided Version of Pinaka Rocket using the same Launcher and Ammunition Configuration.
Good if it can be made 120 kms we can directly hit Rawal Pindi and Islamabad from our indian posts of army ...
What's more important are the HQs of the JuD and JeM at Muridke and Bahawalpur.
Some nice shots from the beautiful ATAGS
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This is way more awesome than having 25m CEP at 75 kms (as Ajai Shukla reported)!! Guided Pinaka will indeed become a precision strike ammunition (much like Excalibur - probably even better as it carries 10 times more ammo!!!)
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