Pakistan successfully test-fires Babur-3 cruise missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army successfully test-fired Babur-3 Cruise missile, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to the military’s public relations wing, Babur-3 Cruise missile can hit the target at 450 kilometers range on earth and sea. The missile was launched through multi-tube missile launch vehicle, said the ISPR.

National Engineering & Scientific Commission (NESCOM) Chairman Dr Raza Samar, Commander Army Strategic Force, Commandant, Lt General Muhammad Ali and others were present on the occasion.

Babur-3 incorporates state-of-the-art technologies including underwater controlled propulsion and advanced guidance and navigation features, duly augmented by Global Navigation, Terrain and Scene Matching Systems.

The missile features terrain hugging and sea-skimming flight capabilities to evade hostile radars and air defenses, in addition to certain stealth technologies, in an emerging regional Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) environment.

NESCOM chairman Raza Samar who witnessed the training launch, appreciated the standard of training and operational preparedness of Army Strategic Forces.

He said this is reflected by the proficient handling of the weapon system in the field and fulfillment of all laid down training parameters. He also appreciated the contributions of scientists and engineers towards the enhancement of the strategic capability.

President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the services chiefs have congratulated the participating troops on the conduct of successful training launch of the missile.

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