New Delhi: As part of the series of flight trials of Pinaka missile system, two test firings have been conducted by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The first trial was conducted on 19 December, when one missile was fired at 75 km range. The second trial was successfully conducted today at 11 am from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the Odisha coast.
The mission objective of today’s trial was to test low range, functioning of live warhead along with its proximity initiation and salvo launch. Two Pinaka missiles were launched in salvo mode with 60 seconds interval between two firings. Both the missiles were fired to engage a target located at 20 km range and high accuracy was achieved.
The missile was integrated with a live warhead with proximity fuse and was tracked by multiple range systems viz. telemetry, radars, Electro-Optical Tracking System (EOTS), which confirmed the text book flight performance, stated the Ministry of Defence in a Press communication.
Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy has congratulated the entire DRDO community for successful trials of the missile.
Watch the video of the test in the tweet below:
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