DRDO Successfully Test Fired the enhanced range versions of indigenously developed 122mm Caliber Rocket from a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) on 25th June 2021 at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
Four numbers of the enhanced range version of 122mm rockets were test fired with the full instrumentation and met the complete mission objectives. These rockets have been developed for Army applications and can destroy targets up to 40 km.
All the flight articles were tracked by Range instruments including Telemetry, Radar and Electro Optical Tracking System deployed by ITR & PXE.
The rocket systems have been developed jointly by Pune based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) with manufacturing support from M/s Economic Explosives Limited, Nagpur. This enhanced rocket system would replace the existing 122mm Grad rockets.
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO and Industry on the successful launch of 122mm Caliber Rocket.
Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy commended the efforts of the teams involved in successful trials.