Pakistan Test fires Stealth Cruise missile with 700 km range

The Pakistan Inter Service Public relations department released a Press Release on Sept. 17. Sept that announced that Pakistan has test fired a Stealth Cruise missile.

Here’s what is said:

“Pakistan today conducted a successful test fire of the indigenously developed multi tube Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur), having a range of 700 kilometres. Babur Cruise missile is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which can strike targets both on land and at sea with pin point accuracy. It carries stealth features. Equipped with modern cruise missile technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area -Co-relation (DSMAC), it can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads. The Missile was launched form a state of the art Multi Tube launch Vehicle (MLV), which significantly enhances the targeting and deployment options of Barbur Weapon system.

The test was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General (R) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) Mr Muhammad Irfan Burney, senior officers from the armed forces and strategic organisations. In todays test National Command Authority’s fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support Sytem (SCCSS) was once again employed. It enables robust Command and Control capability of all strategic assets with round the clock situational awareness in a digitalized network centric environment to decision makers and Nation Command Centre (NCC). The system has the added capability of real time remote monitoring of missile flight path. The test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence and National Security.

The successful test has also been warmly appreciated by the President, Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who have congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding success.”

The new stealth missile, possibly a game changing weapon in the area, after testing phase, will be deployed firstly with the Pakistani Navy prior to it making its debut into front line Army units.

Richard Clements for the

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