posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 12:38 PM
India's own multibarrel rocket system 'Pinaka' underwent a successful trial at the Proof and Experimental Establishment (PEE) test range at
Chandipur, about 15 km from here this afternoon.
'Pinaka' which has undergone several tests since 1995 is in its advanced stage of development, PEE sources said.
"The first phase of user's trial has been successfully completed by the Indian army which has suggested some improvements on which the Research and
Development wing of the defence is working now", the sources said.
The sophisticated Pinaka is an area weapon system aimed at supplementing the existing artillery guns at a range beyond 30 km and provide an edge to
the army during low intensity warlike conditions.
The unguided rocket system, which was testfired today, was meant to neutralise a bigger geographical area with its rapid salvo of rockets.
Having a range of 39 km, Pinaka can fire a salvo of 12 rockets within 44 seconds. One salvo fired from the battery of six launchers could neutralise a
target area of 3.9 sq km at a time.
When fitted with different types of warheads, Pinaka is rendered deadly as it could even destroy the enemy's solid structures and bunkers, the
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