Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile on Wednesday, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

This second version of the Babur weapon system incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700 kilometres, ISPR added.

“It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads”, said the statement.

“Equipped with state of the art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and all time Digital Scene Matching & Area Co-relation (DSMAC) which enables it to engage various type of 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 statement said that the launch was attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

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 congratulated the scientists and engineers for a successful missile test.