- Dec 12, 2015
The range is very limited. Between 3 to 5 KMs. The purpose is very different from Pinaka.
I think that is a flame thrower. Do we need it?
Illegal......Chinese are making copies of fighter jets we aren't allowed to change chassis or any other part....For any modification of foreign system, One must have permission from third party or its illegal ..
BM-21 are getting replaced by Pinaka regiments, In Time we may see Pinaka launchers over Arjun chassis, If Army passed any requirement for it ..
Sir, how many brahmos & Pinaka missiles in a regiment? And how many existing regiments of Pinaka do we have?The CCS also approved a proposal for induction of the 4th regiment of supersonic cruise missile Brahmos and 2 more of Pinaka rocket launchers in the India Army.
Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/current-affairs-2015/defence-current-affairs
And no idea about the numbers in each regiment?
New Pinaka Rockets in tests
A quick update on India's deadly "Pinaka Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher System"
The New Guided Version of Pinaka with 100km range
India's latest indigenous Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL), Pinaka Mk II which can carry 12 Pinaka rockets while a Pinaka system have 6 launchers, taking the total to 72 rockets and all can be fired under 44 seconds. It's calibre is 214mm and has a minimum 20km range and maximum 60km range.
Each Pinaka Mk II rocket have a length of 5.175m and a total weight of 326kgs. Each Pinaka Mk II rocket can carry 132kgs of RHE or incendiary or pre fragmented types of warheads. It is powered by 132kgs of high energy fuel or propellant which have total burn time of 5.9 seconds and total impulse of 32,500 kgf-s, thanks to pyrotechnic based nozzle end ignition system. It has a terminal speed of 4122 kmph or Mach 3.34. The CEP or Circular Error Probability of Pinaka Mk II is 1.5% of the range i.e ~300m for 20km to ~900m for 65km. This is normal considering MLRS are generally unguided and often requires a complete salvo attack to eliminate a threat such as army of soldiers, regiment of tanks or howitzers within 1 sq.km.
The front nozzle of the rocket is made from 40Ni6Cr4Mo3 steel alloy while the rear nozzle is made from HE15 alluminium alloy. Rocket is coated with SP16 powder for thermal protection. Motor tube of Pinaka is made from SAE 1430 steel alloy and protected by Ethlene Propylene Diene Rubber (EPDR) from extremely high temperature.
Meet the new Pinaka 2 ::
Defexpo 16 is over. Many people attended, watched the gadgets presented there, yet some of them slipped from their eyes.
Called as Pinaka ER (Extended Range) or Pinaka 2 (not to be confused with Pinaka Mk II). This new Pinaka is a huge jump in Indian MLRS technology as it has terminal guidance. Pinaka 2's Guidance Unit is jointly developed by Alpha Design Technologies (India) and MBDA Systems (Europe) while the rest of the rocket part is totally indigenous. The Guidance unit is fitted with canard fins for course correction, thermal battery, actuator electronics, fuze electronics, power supply, GPS antenna with GPS receiver (with high possibility of making it compatible with IRNSS) etc.
The new Pinaka 2 is designed with reducing collateral damage in mind, so that enemy targets can be precisely targetted without the fear of killing friendlies near enemy forces. The new Guidance Unit will help Pinaka to attain a CEP of few metres.! Its got spinning tail fins instead of the straight petal fins of Pinaka Mk I & Mk II (see the image).The range is confirmed to be max 100km while the minimum is 20km. However, the calibre of the new guided Pinaka is not yet known, 214mm is likely, but 300mm is still a possibility, as it can be smart alternative to 90km Russian Smerch MLRS. No date for tests is announced yet.
Special thanks to Defence Technology analyst Prasun K. Sengupta for his unmatched coverage of DefExpo 2016.
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This article has been written by Mohammad Noor Alam exclusively for DefenceNews.in
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Rajat pandit again....Operational gaps handicap military on several fronts
NEW DELHI: The cabinet committee on security (CCS) has cleared the acquisition of two more regiments of the indigenous Pinaka multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) for the Army, which will help the force boost its medium-range, high-volume firepower.
Sources said the CCS, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, cleared the third and fourth Pinaka regiments for over Rs 3,300 crore. With a strike range of 40km, the Pinaka MLRS are manufactured by the Tatas and L&T based on technology developed by DRDO. But with the government yet to really cut the flab in the cumbersome defence procurement procedures or fast-track crucial acquisitions, the armed forces continue to suffer from critical operational gaps on several fronts.
The Navy, already grappling with the prospect of commissioning the new Scorpene submarines without torpedoes and frontline warships without multi-role helicopters, for instance, sounded yet another red-alert on Wednesday. It asked the Manohar Parrikar-led defence acquisitions council (DAC) to quickly resolve the question of acquiring the main 127mm guns for 11 frontline warships.
The reason is that the 127mm Otomelara guns selected for the seven stealth frigates and four guided-missile destroyers, under-construction for over Rs 80,000 crore at Mazagon Docks (Mumbai) and GRSE (Kolkata), are manufactured by Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica.
The NDA government has virtually blacklisted Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries, with all fresh deals with the conglomerate already on hold since the VVIP helicopter scandal rocked the country over a couple of years ago, as was earlier reported by TOI.
"There is confusion about the way ahead in many such projects...swift, clear decisions have to be taken," said a source. The defence ministry's new blacklisting policy, with graded punishments and fines commensurate with the wrong-doings committed by armament companies instead of the earlier wholescale bans, is also yet to be formally notified despite repeated promises.
The DAC did clear modernisation proposals worth Rs 1,900 crore, ranging from the Rs 330 crore electronic warfare system for a mountain corps to the Rs 405 crore procurement of over 3,100 Konkurs antitank guided missiles, on Wednesday but they were relatively minor in nature.
The first victim of the VVIP helicopter scandal fallout was the long-pending Rs 1,200 crore proposal to buy the Black Shark heavy-weight torpedoes from a Finmeccanica subsidiary for the six Scorpene submarines under construction at MDL. The Navy will now commission its first new conventional submarine in over 16 years, INS Kalvari, without its primary weapon by the end of this year.
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