Extended Range Pinaka Missile

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    • Successful tests of Pinaka Extended Range (ER) multi-barrel rocket launcher system, Area Denial Munitions (ADM) and indigenously developed fuzes have been carried out at various test ranges.

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    • Pinaka-ER 
      • The Pinaka-ER Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System was successfully tested at the Pokharan range. 
      • It is the upgraded version of the earlier Pinaka version which has been in service with the Indian Army for the last decade. 
      • The system has been designed in the light of emerging requirements with advanced technologies enhancing the range.
      • The system is jointly designed by laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune.
    • Area Denial Munition (ADM) :
    •  ADM variants of munition designed by the ARDE, Pune for Pinaka and manufactured by the industry partners under technology transfer.
      • These trials are part of performance evaluation under technology absorption.
    • Fuses: The ARDE, Pune has developed different fuzes for Pinaka rocket for different types of applications
      • These indigenously developed fuzes will replace the imported fuzes and save foreign exchange. 
        • The ARDE has also designed miniaturised fuzes for ADMs. Performance of dual-purpose Direct-Action Self Destruction (DASD) & Anti-Tank Munition (ATM) fuzes was evaluated during the current flight trials and the results were satisfactory.

    Source: TH