Pinaka Mark 2 to enter Production next year : Drdo

Discussion in 'Strategic Forces' started by Neeraj Mathur, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Neeraj Mathur

    Neeraj Mathur Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    315
    Location:
    Delhi
    Pinaka Mark 2 to enter Production next year : Drdo

    [​IMG]

    After Pinaka Mark 2 rockets were successfully test fired from a multi-barrel rocket launcher this year from Experimental Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur firing range. DRDO plans to start production of the Rocket systems by end of 2015 .

    Earlier this year 6 rockets were tested successfully , Pinaka mark-2 has the same dimensions as its predecessor, but its range will up to 60 km, as compared to Mark-1′s 39 km. advanced version Mark-II rockets with a range of more than 60 km, will be capable of acting as a force-multiplier and was developed to supplement artillery guns, quick reaction time and high rate of fire of the system will give an edge to the Army during a low-intensity conflict situation.

    The Pinaka system with a battery of six launchers could fire a salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds and could neutralise a target area of 3.9 sq km. DRDO also plans to develop longer Pinaka 2 or MK 3 which will have longer range and will supplement Russian supplied Smerch multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) , TOT for which was denied by Russia to India .

    Pinaka 2 or MK 3 totally will be based on new design and will have bigger dimensions and will carry heavier warheads , range for the new Pinaka 2 or MK 3 will exceed Smerch MLRS effective range of 80-90km as per sources close to idrw.org . Pakistani Army already has fielded Chinese made A-100 multiple launch rocket system, which is a copy of Russian Smerch Rocket systems .

    Pinaka Mark 2 to enter Production next year : Drdo | idrw.org
     
  2.  
  3. Pulkit

    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    351
    Location:
    India
    Is there something or some trials still pending?

     
  4. Neeraj Mathur

    Neeraj Mathur Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    315
    Location:
    Delhi
    i think trials are over
     
  5. Pulkit

    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    351
    Location:
    India
    So what do they want to do in the next 1 years 4 months ... as the production starts in the end of 2015....
    I was under the impression that the assembly lines for MK1 will come handy as most of the things are not changed....
    what is the reason for the delay?

     
  6. Bheeshma

    Bheeshma Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    375
    Edit: read the title wrong.any spec yet on pinaka2? Will it be 300 mm like Smersh or larger.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2014
  7. Pulkit

    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    351
    Location:
    India
    no body was claiming it to be Pinaka-II .... ... what is the objection here?
     
  8. Dhairya Yadav

    Dhairya Yadav Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    India
    how many of them are ordered?
     
  9. Twinblade

    Twinblade Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,405
    Likes Received:
    2,414
    Minmum production rate of 5000 rockets per year, maximum plant capacity of 25000-30000 rockets annually. Expect numbers to hover around 15000-18000 per year in the coming years.


    ..:: India Strategic ::. Missiles: DRDO strives to become a self-sufficient armament designer for Indian armed forces
     

Share This Page