Pakistan Navy successfully test-fires indigenous cruise missile in Arabian Sea

05:43 PM | 23 Apr, 2019
Pakistan Navy successfully test-fires indigenous cruise missile in Arabian Sea
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KARACHI – Pakistan Navy on Tuesday successfully conducted Live Weapon Firing by its Fast Attack Craft (Missile) in the North Arabian Sea, says a statement.

The indigenously developed cruise missile, which has anti-ship and land attack capability, accurately hit its target on land signifying the impressive capabilities of the indigenous missile System.

The Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat and witnessed the live firing onboard Pakistan Navy Ship.

Speaking on the occasion, Kaleem Shaukat expressed his utmost satisfaction on the operational readiness of Pakistan Navy Fleet and commended the efforts of all those involved in achieving this significant milestone successfully.

He emphasized the need to capitalise on indigenous defence capabilities.

The Vice Chief of the Naval Staff also reaffirmed the resolve of Pakistan Navy to ensure seaward defence and safeguard national maritime interests at all costs. He also appreciated the efforts made by our Engineers and Researchers in making the project a success.

The successful live weapon firing has once again demonstrated the credible fire power of Pakistan Navy and the impeccable level of indigenization in high tech weaponry achieved by Pakistan's defence industry, the statement added.