Successful test of Babur cruise missile by Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Saturday conducted a successful test of an enhanced range version of the indigenously-developed Babur cruise missile.

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Babur Weapon System-1 (B) incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700 kilometres. It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which also carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads, the ISPR said in a statement.

The launch was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Chairman Nescom, senior officers from the SPD, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and services chiefs congratulated the scientists and engineers of Nescom and NDC on the successful test of Babur cruise missile.

The president and prime minister also conveyed their appreciations to scientists and engineers on successful conduct of the missile test.

Monitoring report

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