Pakistan conducts successful flight test of Shaheen-1A ballistic missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-1A surface to a surface ballistic missile having a range of 900 kilometers.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),  the test flight was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system including an advanced navigation system.

Director General Strategic Plans Division congratulated scientists and engineers on the conduct of this successful test. He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists and engineers, who contributed whole-heartedly in making the missile launch successful.

The flight test was witnessed by Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Dr Raza Samar, Chairman NESCOM, Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command and the scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.

Meanwhile, President Arif Alvi Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs have congratulated the scientists and engineers on the successful conduct of today’s missile test.  

On January 7, Pakistan had conducted a successful test flight of an indigenously developed weapon system capable of delivering a conventional warhead up to a range of 140 kilometers.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the Fatah-1 Guided Multi Launch Rocket System, will give the Pakistan Army the capability of precision target engagement deep in enemy territory.