‘Sealion III’: Pakistan Navy releases images of Zarb coastal defence system

09:25 PM | 24 Apr, 2018
‘Sealion III’: Pakistan Navy releases images of Zarb coastal defence system
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The Pakistan Navy (PN) has released one of the first images of its Zarb land-based anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) system (also known as the Zarb Weapon System) being test-launched.

In the April issue of its Navy News magazine, the PN published a photograph of the Zarb ASCM being fired from an 8×8 transport-erector-launcher (TEL) vehicle at the Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara, Balochistan, as part of the recently conducted naval exercise ‘Sealion III’.

The missile, which was fired by the PN’s Naval Missile Regiment under the Naval Strategic Force Command, successfully hit its intended target, said the publication without providing further details about the test or the system.

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, along with Cdr NSFC; R/Admiral Ahmed Saeed, Chairman NESCOM, DG MTC, Commander Coast and Commander Pakistan Fleet witnessed the test firing.

The ZARB Anti-ship missile was launched from the Missile Launch Vehicle (MLV) and after following its pre-fed trajectory successfully engaged the target.

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Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat lauded the utmost dedication, unflinching resolve and commendable professional conduct displayed by all participants.

He conveyed confidence of CNS on the relentless efforts being put in by the Officers and men of PN to defend sea frontiers of our homeland. He said that PN will continue to support regional peace and security initiatives to meet the entire spectrum of challenges in the maritime domain.