Pakistan Conducts Successful Test of Cruise Missile

On December 14, Pakistan conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of the indigenously developed 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 700 km. It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads.

It is equipped with state-of-the-art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and all-time Digital Scene Matching & Area Co-relation (DSMAC) which enable it to engage various types of targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation. Babur Weapon System is an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic defence.

The launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of great significance. He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed to the success of the launch.

Expressing his full confidence in the Strategic Command and Control System and the Army Strategic Forces Commands’ operational preparedness, CJCSC stated, “This test has further strengthened Pakistan’s deterrence capability”. The President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan congratulated the scientists and engineers on the successful conduct of the missile test.

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