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DRDO SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRES PINAKA MARK-2
DRDO SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRES PINAKA MARK-2
Pinaka Mark-2 missile system developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully flight-tested from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the Odisha coast at 12:00 PM IST on December 19, 2019.

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

The Pinaka Mark-2 rocket is modified as a missile by integrating with the latest navigation, control and guidance systems 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). 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. The flight article was tracked by multiple range systems i.e. telemetry, radars, electro-optical targeting system (EOTS), etc. which confirmed the textbook flight performance of the vehicle.

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