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

Image credit: via Pakistan Military Review


  1. So how will this shift the geopolitical situation in the region? How do you think India feels about this? Any word from the U.S. on this development?

  2. I wonder how they go in the mountians, they certianly have lots of targets skulking around in the North, they just have to have their shit together deciding who they are going to shoot at….

  3. Sounds & looks like some very sophisticated kit, even with the dubious “stealth” claim.
    Obviously some Chinese help in development, & all of this can be traced back to Ukraine selling the 18 nuclear-capable Kh-55 cruise missiles to Iran and China back between 1999-2001.

    Hope they were well-paid, & that the Iranian’s haven’t come nearly as far in their reverse-engineering attempts…

    • Or by the help of Tomahawk cruise missile that fell in Pakistani airspace and was seized by Pakistan’s military :)

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