Pak conducts 1st flight test of N-capable ‘Ababeel’ missile

Pakistan today successfully conducted the first test flight of the radar-evading 'Ababeel' surface-to-surface ballistic missile (SSM) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up
Pak conducts 1st flight test of N-capable ‘Ababeel’ missile

Pakistan today successfully conducted the first test flight of the radar-evading 'Ababeel' surface-to-surface ballistic missile (SSM) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up 

to 2,200 kms, bringing many Indian cities within its range. Ababeel is capable of delivering multiple warheads using Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology, Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a statement.

"The test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system," he said on the missile which has a maximum range of 2,200 kilometres.

Ababeel is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and has the capability to engage multiple targets with high precision, defeating hostile radars, the ISPR said.

The Ababeel missile test came close on the heels of a successful test of submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III on December 9. 

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