Pakistan successfully tests fires indigenous Babur Cruise Missile

Published: December 14, 2016
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The indigenously designed missile has certain stealth features and is capable of carrying warheads. PHOTO: ISPR

The indigenously designed missile has certain stealth features and is capable of carrying warheads. PHOTO: ISPR

Pakistan conducted on Wednesday successful test of the indigenously designed Babur Cruise Missile.

“Babur Weapon System version – 2 incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700kms,” military media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

“It 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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Babur Weapon System, according to the ISPR, will be an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic defence as it is equipped with navigational technology, enabling it target with accuracy even in the absence of GPS system.

The launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and other senior officers from Strategic Plans Division and Strategic Forces.

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Expressing his complete confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ operational preparedness, Gen Zubair said the test had further strengthened country’s deterrence capability.

Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated the scientists and engineers on successful missile test.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Jawad
    Dec 14, 2016 - 11:06PM

    For the past 16 years you have tested this outdated thing numerous times with Dsmac and later with Tercom which you copied from US Tomahawk. So stop fooling the people of this country. You can fool some of the people all the time but not all of the people all the time. Recommend

  • RJ
    Dec 15, 2016 - 6:51AM

    Sorry state of things considering naming. Pakistan names the arms based on those that killed sons of Pakistan soil itself.Recommend

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