Pakistan successfully test fires indigenously developed cruise missile Ra'ad

Published: January 19, 2016


Pakistan on Tuesday conducted successful flight test of indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) “Ra’ad”, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The Ra’ad ALCM has a range of 350km, enabling the country to achieve air-delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea, with highly advanced guidance and navigation system, which ensures strong accuracy.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have congratulated the scientists and engineers for their outstanding achievement on the successful flight test.

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Terming it a major step towards complementing Pakistan’s deterrence capability, Director General Strategic Plan Division Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil congratulated the team behind Ra’ad on achieving yet another milestone of historic significance, the statement added.

“Achievement of this milestone will surely enhance strategic stability and contribute to peace in the region,” he said.

Lt Gen Jamil expressed complete confidence over the training standards and operational preparedness of the strategic forces.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Quettawala
    Jan 19, 2016 - 11:56PM

    Fantastic news.

    I hope we can design and produce an indigenous electric generating set.let alone a car engine.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Jan 20, 2016 - 4:33AM

    Pakistan on Tuesday conducted successful flight test of indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) “Ra’ad”, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

    How often the country will keep on testing Raad cruise missile successfully before it is declared operational? Perhaps until F16’s are delivered?

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  • Naeem Khan
    Jan 20, 2016 - 5:31AM

    Congratulation to the team which developed this cruise missile, Any indigenous development of armament means less dependence on foreign countries and will contribute toward deterrence of attacks from any country specially from our eastern neighbor which has incorporated Cold Start military strategy toward Pakistan. Recommend

  • curious2
    Jan 20, 2016 - 7:05PM

    How’s a cruise missile contribute to “peace in the region”? Cruise missiles have been around since the 70’s – they are very spendy and aren’t a practical weapon in your fight against terrorism. Recommend

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