ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test-fire of the indigenously-developed multi-tub nuclear-tipped Cruise Missile Hatf-VII, known as Babur, with a range of 700 kilometres.
Though fired from an undisclosed location, the successful test-fire was warmly appreciated by the president, prime minister and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who congratulated scientists and engineers on their outstanding success.
The Babur Cruise Missile is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which can strike targets both at land and sea with pinpoint accuracy. It carries stealth features. Equipped with modern cruise missile technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), it can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads.
The missile was launched from a state-of-the-art Multi Tube Missile Launch Vehicle (MLV), which significantly enhances the targeting and deployment options of Babur weapon system.Director General Strategic Plans Division Lt General (retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) Muhammad Irfan Burney, senior officers from the armed forces and strategic organisations witnessed the test-fire.
In Monday’s test, the National Command Authority’s fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System (SCCSS) was once again employed. It enables a robust command and control capability of all strategic assets with round-the-clock situational awareness in a digitised network centric environment to decision makers at the National Command Centre (NCC). The system has the added capability of real time remote monitoring of missile flight path. The test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence capability and national security.Pakistan has the most sophisticated missile technology with the capability of building missiles indigenously. via: thenews.com.pk