Date : 12 Dec 2021
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Why in News?
Successful tests of Pinaka Extended Range (ER) multi-barrel rocket launcher system, Area Denial Munitions (ADM) and indigenously developed fuses have been carried out at various test ranges.
About the Pinaka extended range rocket system
- Pinaka Extended Range (Pinaka-ER) Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) was developed by two DRDO laboratories in Pune in partnership with two private-sector firms, L&T and Tata Power Company Ltd.
- Pinaka Mark-I had a range of 40 km and its enhanced version could fire missiles up to 60 km.
- The Mark-II and Mark-II ER have a range of 60 km and 90 km respectively.
- The upgraded Pinaka system or Pinaka-ER has a longer range with reduced length compared to the earlier versions of the rocket launcher.