Pakistan Tests 600km Range Air-Launched Cruise Missile

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  • 06:10 AM, February 19, 2020
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Pakistan Tests 600km Range Air-Launched Cruise Missile

Pakistan conducted flight test of "Ra'ad-II" air-launched cruise missile having a range of 600km on Tuesday.

The weapon system was equipped with guidance and navigation systems ensuring engagement of targets with high precision, Inter Services Public Relations, the military's media wing, said in a statement.

According to US-based Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, the missile is planned to be attached to Mirage aircraft or F-16 fighter jets of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

The PAF has not made any claims to accuracy or the aircraft it was launched from. 

The "Ra'ad-II" is said to be Pakistan's answer to India's Brahmos and Nirbhay air-launched cruise missiles which are designed to give the IAF stand-off capability- to launch the missiles at targets without exposing the launching aircraft to enemy fire.

Pakistan based commentators have been quick to claim that the missile will allow the PAF to attack Indian targets from inside the Pak border.

 

 

Pakistan Tests 600km Range Air-Launched Cruise Missile
Ra'ad-II cruise missile: Pakistan ISPR image
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