Rawalpindi: Pakistan Army said on Wednesday it had successfully conducted a test fire of a medium-range Hatf-5 (Ghauri) ballistic missile having a capability of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.
The launch was conducted by a Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Force Command on the culmination of a field training exercise at , said Inter Services Public Relations on Wednesday.
The missile launch aimed at testing the operational readiness of the Army Strategic Force Command, it added.
Ghauri ballistic missile is a liquid fuel missile which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads over a distance of 1300 kms.
The test monitoring of the launch was conducted at the National Command Centre through the medium of National Command Authority’s fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System (SCCSS).
ISPR said the test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence capability, and national security.
The President and Prime Minister have congratulated all ranks of the Army Strategic Force Command on the excellent standard achieved during training which was reflected in the proficient handling of the weapon system in the field and the accuracy of the training launch
Rawalpindi: Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile, Hatf-VIII (Ra’ad), Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) said.
“The Ra’ad Missile, with a range of over 350 KM, enables Pakistan to achieve strategic standoff capability on land and at Sea. ‘Cruise Technology’ is extremely complex and has been developed by only a few countries in the world,” the ISPR statement said.
“The state of the art Ra’ad Cruise Missile with Stealth Capabilities is a Low Altitude, Terrain Hugging Missile with high maneuverability, and can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with pin point accuracy.”
“A major additional feature of today’s test was the effective employment of the National Command Authority’s fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System (SCCSS). It has enabled robust Command and Control capability of all strategic assets with round the clock situational awareness in a digitized network centric environment to decision makers at National Command Centre (NCC). The system has the added capability of real time remote monitoring of missile flight path,” the statement noted.
The successful launch has been commended by the President, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee who have congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.