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Pinaka Weapon System

Pinaka Weapon System:

According to defence officials, two South American countries have shown interest in the Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers.

  • Pinaka is a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL).
  • The Pinaka MBRL is designed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a laboratory of the DRDO.
  • It was first used during the Kargil War, where it successfully neutralised Pakistan Army positions on the mountain tops.
  • It delivers lethal and responsive fire against a variety of area targets, such as exposed enemy troops, armoured and soft-skin vehicles, communication centres, air terminal complexes, and fuel and ammunition dumps.
  • It consists of a multi-tube launcher vehicle, a replenishment-cum-loader vehicle, a replenishment vehicle, and a command post vehicle.
  • The launcher system is supported on four hydraulically actuated outriggers at the time of firing.
  • It has a range of 60 to 75 kilometres.