MUMBAI/NAGPUR: The Ordnance Factory Ambajhari near here is all set to enhance its manufacturing capacity of Pinaka rockets from the present 1,000 rockets to 5,000 every year.
“Pinaka rocket is one of the major projects (of the OFAJ). The multiple rocket launcher has successfully been indigenised and production of Pinaka rocket is in association with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO),” official sources said.
Pinaka rocket is operable at extreme conditions of temperature ranging from -10 degrees to 55 degrees Celsius, they said.
“These rockets, with a payload of 100 kilograms, have a striking range of 40 kilometres and can bring devastation around 500 kilometres of surrounding areas of the target,” sources said, adding the rocket has already been tested and inducted into the arsenal of the Indian Army.
Terming it an important project for the factory, they said the work in this regard will commence very soon.