Enhanced PINAKA rocket successfully flight tested
Enhanced PINAKA rocket, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO has been successfully flight tested today from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha . Development of Enhanced Pinaka system was taken up to achieve longer range performance compared to earlier design with reduced length. The design and development has been carried out by Pune based DRDO laboratories, namely Armament Research and Development Establishment, ARDE and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, HEMRL.
A total of six rockets were launched in quick succession and the tests met complete mission objectives. All the flight articles were tracked by Range instruments such as telemetry, radar and Electro Optical Tracking Systems which confirmed the flight performance.