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DRDO successfully tests Pinaka – ER Multi Barrel Rocket System

Pokhran: The Defence Research and Development Organization’s (DRDO) on Saturday successfully tested Pinaka-ER Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System at Pokhran Range, Rajasthan. The Pinaka-ER Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System was developed jointly by the DRDO Laboratory Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune.

Pinaka is an all-weather, artillery multi-barrel rocket system. It can fire 72 rockets in 44 seconds. Indian Army has been using Pinaka for the last 10 years  and the Pinaka ER is the upgraded version.

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Earlier on December 8, DRDO successfully test-fired an air version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from supersonic fighter aircraft Sukhoi 30 MK-I. The test-firing was carried out from Integrated Test Range in Chandipur off the Odisha coast.


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