India successfully test-fires Pinaka missile systems at Pokhran
Part of: GS-Prelims
Context: Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) and Pinaka Area Denial Munition (ADM) rocket systems have been successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army.
- A total of 24 EPRS rockets were fired for different ranges during the last fortnight. The EPRS is the upgraded version of the Pinaka variant that has been in service with the Indian Army for the last decade.
- Required accuracy and consistency was achieved by the rockets meeting all trial objectives satisfactorily.
- With these trails, the initial phase of technology absorption of EPRS by the industry has successfully been completed and the industry partners are ready for user trials/series production of the rocket system.
News Source: PIB