Pakistan conducts successful test flight of Shaheen-III ballistic missile


RAWALPINDI – Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-III, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of hitting targets as far as 2,750 kilometers, reported the military’s media wing on Wednesday.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the flight test aimed at revalidating various design and technology parameters of the weapon system.

President Dr. Arif Aliv, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Services Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, and chiefs of all three services have congratulated scientists and engineers on the successful test of the missile.

In May 2019, Pakistan had successfully test-fired a Shaheen-II ballistic missile, having a range of 1,500 Kms. The Shaheen missile series is named after a falcon that lives in the mountains of Pakistan.