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Pakistan successfully tests indigenous cruise missile “Ra’ad”

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan today conducted a successful flight test of the indigenous Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) “Ra’ad”, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The Ra’ad ALCM, with a range of 350 Km, enables Pakistan to achieve air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea, the statement read.

The state of the art Ra’ad ALCM is equipped with highly advanced guidance and navigation system that ensures engagement of targets with pin point accuracy. The terrain hugging low level flight maneuvers enable it to avoid detection and engagement by contemporary air defence systems.

Pakistan today conducted a successful Flight Test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) “Ra’ad”. The Ra’ad ALCM, with a range of 350 Km, enables Pakistan to achieve air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea.

Posted by ISPR Official on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain have congratulated the scientists and engineers for their outstanding achievement on the conduct of a successful flight test of “Ra’ad”.

The Director General (DG) of the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Lieutenant General MazharJamil congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of historic significance. He termed it a major step towards complementing Pakistan’s deterrence capability.

Achievement of this milestone will surely enhance strategic stability and contribute to peace in the region, he added.

The DG SPD appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of the team members, who contributed significantly to make the launch of indigenously developed Ra’ad Missile a success, and expressed full confidence over the training standards and operational preparedness of strategic forces.

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