Guided Pinaka, an INS+GPS guided, canard controlled, precision strike guided artillery rocket system, has been designed and developed by ARDE, Pune, in association with Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad; Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad; HEMRL, Pune and Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE), Balasore. The rocket system has a capability of engaging targets in 20 km to 80 km range with accuracy of < 60 m at all ranges.

The technical trials of the system were conducted during 11-12 March 2019. Three guided Pinaka rockets were fired for engaging target located at 43 km range. Artillery team led by Brig AS Raghav, DDG Arty (Ops) participated in the trials. The mission objectives were to assess the accuracy and consistency of the rocket against ground target. The range instrumentation including Doppler radars and Telemetry, which monitored the flight performance of the rockets, confirmed that all the mission objectives were successfully achieved. All the three rockets impacted the designated target area with a high accuracy of 33 m, 23.3 m and 25.5 m.

The trials were conducted under the guidance of Dr KM Rajan, DS & Director, ARDE and Shri BHVS Narayana Murthy, DS & Director, RCI. DRDO teams from ARDE, RCI, DRDL, HEMRL and PXE participated in the trials. Smt Chandrika Kaushik, Director, DISB, DRDO HQ also witnessed the trials. The trials were conducted with support of 1890 Rocket Regiment (Pinaka) commanded by Col Satpal Bishnoi.