Pakistan Successfully Test-fires Hatf-vii Cruise Missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Thursday successfully test fired indigenously developed Hatf-VII (Babur) cruise missile having a range of 600 kilometres.

Babur, which can carry strategic and conventional warheads, has stealth capabilities, is a low flying, terrain hugging missile with high manoeuvrability, pinpoint accuracy and radar avoidance features. It also incorporates the modern cruise missile technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching & Area Co-relation (DSMAC).

The test was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Khalid Shamim Wynne, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General (retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Commander Army Strategic Force Command, Lieutenant General Jamil Haider, Chairman NESCOM Muhammad Irfan Burney, senior officers from the armed forces and strategic organisations, scientists and engineers.

The CJCSC while speaking on the occasion said that the test will go a long way in consolidating Pakistan’s strategic deterrence capability, and further strengthening national security. He said Pakistan’s resolve and commitment to continue its strategic programme will remain paramount. President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani also appreciated the successful test and congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding success.

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