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India successfully test-fired indigenously developed MBRL Pinaka II at Pokhran

 MBRL Pinaka II

 

 

Amament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) successfully test-fired Pinaka II multi barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) System.The three-day long user assisted trials were conducted at Pokhran in Rajasthan.

Key features of Pinaka II MBRL System

Pinaka is an unguided rocket system and capable of neutralising large areas with rapid salvos.
 Range of Pinaka II is 20 km more than the Pinaka I version, which has a 40 km range and has already been inducted into the forces.
The system acts as a force-multiplier while supplementing the artillery guns of the armed forces.
It is capable to incorporate several types of warheads, which make the weapon deadly for the enemy as it can even destroy solid structures and bunkers.
The system proved its mettle during Kargil war while neutralising the mountain peaks off the enemy. They are developed at a very low cost vis-a-vis other such rocket systems in the world bestowed with shoot and scoot capabilities.