NewDelhi, 6th December 2016
Tata Power’s Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) has received an order from, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India for the supply of one regiment of Command Post and Launcher of Pinaka Multi Rocket Launcher System (MRLS)to Indian Army. The order worth over Rs. 200 Cr includes supply of 20 Launchers and 8 command posts.
Pinaka Weapon System is one of the first ‘Create in India’ product designed & developed by Indian Private Industry in association with Armament Research and Development Establishment (DRDO). While this is a remarkable testimony to Govt. of India’s ‘Make in India’ campaign in true spirits, it also provides end-user (Indian Army) an option having faster upgrades, technology refreshes, reduced repair downtime and complete in-country lifecycle support. Tata Power SED had delivered one regiment of Pinaka Launcher and Command Post in the period of 2006 – 2010, which was then inducted in the Army.
Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher System PINAKA, is an area weapon system which supplements the existing artillery gun at ranges beyond 30 kms, and has a quick reaction time and high rate of fire. Its success has been well documented during Kargil conflict and has earned the confidence of our Indian Armed Forces.
On receipt of the prestigious Order, Rahul Chaudhry, CEO of Tata Power SED said that “Tata Power SED is proud to be part of successful development of one of the first “Create in India” products. Being an Indian OEM for this prestigious indigenous system gives us immense pleasure and we take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to DRDO for giving us the opportunity to be a partner in its development. After the success of Pinaka, we remain committed to succeed in other Weapon System Development Programs with DRDO on which we are already working on.”