Pakistan successfully test-fires surface-to-sea missile

Pakistan Navy today said it conducted a successful test of a land-based anti-ship missile, bolstering the operational reach of the country's navy to launch long-range, anti-ship missiles from land.
Pakistan successfully test-fires surface-to-sea missile
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Pakistan Navy today said it conducted a successful test of a land-based anti-ship missile, bolstering the operational reach of the country's navy to launch long-range, anti-ship missiles from land.

The trial of the missile was conducted from the coastal region and the missile secured a hit on a target placed at sea, a press release from the Navy said.

The missile is equipped with advanced technology and avionics, which enable engagement of targets at sea with a high degree of accuracy, it said without giving more details.

On January 24, Pakistan had test-fired 2,200-km 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. PTI

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