Pakistan successfully test-fires surface-to-sea missile

By News Desk
PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY/FILE

PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY/FILE

Pakistan Navy on Thursday successfully test-fired surface-to-sea missile.

The missile, equipped with avionics modern technology, accurately hit its target in the sea, a navy spokesperson said.

The induction, spokesperson added, would help strengthen defence and operational capabilities of the navy.

Vice Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Khan Hisham Bin Siddique witnessed the test firing.

On January 24, Pakistan test-fired 2,200-kilometre range indigenously-developed surface to surface nuclear-capable missile Ababeel. The missile is capable of delivering multiple warheads, using Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology.

The Ababeel test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.

During the same month, submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III was successfully test-fired. Babur weapons system incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700kms.

Babur-III is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads.

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