Production Of The Deadly Pinak Missile System Started
Production of the deadly Pinak missile system started in the country amidst ongoing tension from China in eastern Ladakh. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has started the necessary process to build the Pinak missile.
In this regard, the work of making pinnacle rockets, launchers, and related equipment has started. Officials said on Friday that the DRDO has given all relevant details to the Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) for the comprehensive production of the Pinak rocket system.
The Ministry of Defense stated that the Authority Holding Sealed Perticullers (AHSP) has assigned the responsibility of the production of the pinnacle from DRDO to DGQA while carrying out the entire responsibility.
AHSP is the department responsible for compiling, consolidating, and analyzing defense products prior to manufacture. Pinak is a rocket-firing rocket system that can shoot accurately up to a range of 37.5 km.
It has been developed indigenously for the army. It is produced by domestic public and private defense companies. The pinnacle rocket is powered by a multi-barrel rocket launcher.
It can fire 12 rockets in 44 seconds. The Defence Ministry had in the past ordered BEML Limited to supply 330 trucks of high capacity. BEML is a company under Schedule A of the Ministry of Defence.
Actually, this system is tied to high capacity trucks of BEML. These trucks provide an edge to the Indian Army in the war zone. These trucks will be manufactured at the company’s Palakkad plant in Kerala.
These will be supplied to the Ministry of Defense during the three years. Recently, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) had informed that its defense branch had received a contract from the Indian Ministry of Defense to supply the Pinak weapon system.
MQ-9 Reaper drones are to be inducted into the Indian Army soon amid continuing tensions from China. A total of 30 such drones are to be purchased from the US.
The Ministry of Defence has received approval for the purchase of six MQ-9 Reaper drones. These will cost about Rs 4,400 crore.
Extremely dangerous MQ-9 drones are capable of responding to the border as well as smashing the enemy. Currently, Israeli-made heron drones have been deployed in Ladakh to monitor the LAC, but there is no weapon in them.