Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of the indigenously developed Babur cruise missile, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations.
The cruise missile incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics and can strike targets on both land and sea at a range of 700 kilometres, added the ISPR statement.
“It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads,” the ISPR said.
The Babur cruise missile is equipped with state of the art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), which enables it to hit targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.
“Babur Weapon System is an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic defence.”
The launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.
“This test further strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence capability,” said General Hayat.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of great value and significance.
He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed to the success of this launch.
Expressing his full confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ operational preparedness, CJCSC stated that this test further strengthens Pakistan’s Deterrence Capability.
The President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan have also congratulated the scientists and engineers on successful conduct of the missile test.