India Dispatches Initial Batch of Pinaka Mk-I Rockets to a Foreign Customer

According to a post by India’s Ordnance Factory Ambajri (OFAJ) on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), the first consignment of Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) has been flagged off against export on 5 October 2023.

The flagging off ceremony was done by Shri Somnath Tripathy, Senior General Manager/OFAJ in the presence of all stakeholders.

Though the post did not mention which country the rockets have been exported, however it is most likely that Armenia would be the recipient.

Noteworthy, in September last year, Armenia ordered an undisclosed quantity of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)-developed Pinaka launchers, rockets, and associated equipment worth $245 Million (Rs 2000 Crores) approx.

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 60 km for Mark-I enhanced version, and can fire a salvo of 12 HE rockets in 44 seconds.

The system is mounted on a Tatra truck for mobility.