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Pinaka Missile System With Extended 90-Km Range Successfully Testfired Off Odisha Coast

Defence Research And Development Organisation Again Successfully Tested Pinaka Missile System Off The Odisha Coast On Friday. The Extended Range Version Of The Missile Can Hit Targets At 90 Kms.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 20 Dec 2019, 03:14:14 PM
The extended range version of the missile can hit targets at 90 kms.

New Delhi:

Defence Research and Development Organisation again successfully tested Pinaka Missile System off the Odisha coast on Friday. The extended range version of the missile can hit targets at 90 kms. Yesterday, it tested the same version of missile system capable of striking up to a range of 75 kilometres with high precision.

The Pinaka MK-II rocket, that was test fired yesterday, is modified as a missile by integrating navigation, control and guidance system to improve the end accuracy and enhance the range, a defence statement said.

The missile was fired from Pinaka launcher system in deployment configuration. The flight article was tracked by multiple range systems such as telemetry, radars and electro-optical targeting system which confirmed the textbook flight performance, the statement added.

Earlier in March, three successful trials of the Pinaka guided rocket system were conducted from Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.

Moreover, on Tuesday DRDO successfully test fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha. The land-attack version of the missile was test-fired from a mobile autonomous launcher at Launch Complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore, defence officials said.

The BrahMos missile is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile capable of being launched from submarines, ships, fighter jets or land.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 20 Dec 2019, 11:56:33 AM