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Indigenous Pinaka MK-II missile successfully test-fired

New Delhi

19-December-2019

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested indigenously developed Pinaka MK-II guided missile system off the Odisha coast on Thursday.

The Pinaka, an artillery missile system, is capable of striking into enemy territory up to a range of 75 kilometres with high precision.

The Pinaka MK-II rocket is modified as a missile by integrating with the navigation, control and guidance system to improve the end accuracy and enhance the range.

The Navigation system of the missile is also aided by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Chairman DRDO G. Satheesh Reddy personally monitored the flight trial and appreciated the team behind developing the indigenous Pinaka guided missile system.

"The mission achieved all the objectives including enhancing the range, accuracy and sub-system functionality. The missile was fired from Pinaka launcher system in deployment configuration," said DRDO in a statement.

The missile system has been jointly developed by various DRDO laboratories, Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL).IANS