Pakistan Test Fires New Air Launch Cruise Missile

  • Our Bureau
  • 12:45 PM, February 2, 2015
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Pakistan on Monday successfully test fired the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) which can deliver nuclear warheads up to 350 km with pin-point accuracy.

The Ra’ad missile enables Pakistan to achieve strategic standoff capability both on land and at sea.

The state of the art Ra’ad cruise missile was built with “Cruise Technology” which has been developed by only a few countries in the world and gives the missile stealth capabilities, ISPR reported.

The low altitude missile has high maneuverability capabilities. Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat congratulated the scientists and engineers on this achievement and termed the milestone as a major step towards strengthening Pakistan’s full spectrum credible minimum deterrence capability.

He appreciated the technical prowess and scientists for contributing to make this launch a success and showed his full confidence over operational preparedness of the Strategic Forces including employment and deployment concepts, refinement and training of all ranks in operational and technical domains.

The successful launch has been commended by the President and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

 

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