Satyanarayan Nandlal Nuwal, Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Indian private sector company, Solar Industries in an interview with zee news shed some light on the recent order placed by the Armenian defense forces with India for its indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launch (MBRL) system. Satyanarayan confirmed that Armenia indeed has placed orders for three variants of the Pinaka in a deal worth $250 million for 4 batteries.

Pinaka Mk-I with a range of 37.5 km, Pinaka Mk-I Enhanced with a range of 45 km, and Guided Pinaka with a range of 75km are being purchased in combination by Armenia. Guided Pinaka is the most advanced version of the three that has an Inertial navigation system + Satellite navigation Guidance and comes with the longest range.

The contract for 4 batteries was concluded last month and this was the first contract for an Indian-made multi-barrel rocket launch (MBRL) system from any country. Each battery of the Pinaka system consists of six launch vehicles and each launch vehicle is armed with 12 rockets which are accompanied by a loader vehicle, Digicora Met radar, and links with network-based systems and command posts.

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