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COAS witnesses firing of FM-90 air defence missile system

Latest Update: May 11, 2015 | 160 Views
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RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Monday visited Air Defence firing Ranges near Karachi and witnessed firing of FM-90 air defence missile system, recently inducted in the Army.

According to a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the exercise marked the culmination of the induction training of the new system.

All weather, surface to air missile FM-90, with a capability to engage aerial target including cruise missiles, Drones and air to surface guided missiles can operate under adverse electronic counter measures (ECM) environments.

FM-90 missile system has the ability to engage multiple types of target at one time. The system enhances Pakistan’s air defence capability both in range and accuracy.

Addressing the officers and troops of Army Air Defence, the army chief appreciated the achieved training standards.

He also emphasised the importance of Air Defence in today’s warfare and the need for continuous up-gradation of equipment, as well as training to defeat a wide threat spectrum.

Earlier, on arrival at firing Ranges, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Zahid Latif Mirza, Commander Army Air Defence Command.