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Pinaka Missile System

Published on December 20, 2019
Current context: Pinaka Missile System, the upgraded version of Pinaka guided rocket system was successfully flight-tested from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the Odisha coast on 19th Dec 19.
Pinaka Missile System 
  • The all-weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM) was also tested from the Integrated Test Range.
  • The Pinaka Missile System is developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The mission has the objective of enhancing the range, accuracy and sub-system functionality.
  • The Pinaka MK-II Rocket is modified as a missile by integrating with the Navigation, Control and Guidance System to improve the end accuracy and enhance the range.
  • The Navigation system of the Pinaka missile is also aided by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).
  • Pinaka system has a maximum range of 75 km for Mark-II variant.
  • The QR-SAM missile intends to defend Army formations operating in plains and semi-desert areas for enhancing the security of Indian Defense Force.

Question: 

Q.1 The Pinaka Missile System recently in news, is developed by?
a. ISRO
b. NASA
c. DRDO
d. SPACE-X
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