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Pakistan successfully test-fires enhanced Babur cruise missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of the indigenously developed Babur cruise missile.

The Babur weapon system version 2 incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 kilometers.

It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads, and is equipped with state of the art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and all time Digital Scene Matching & Area Co-relation (DSMAC).

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This enables it to engage various types of targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.  The Babur weapon system is an important force multiplier for the strategic defence of Pakistan.

The launch was witnessed 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.

CJCSC 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 successful launch.

He expressed full confidence over the strategic command and control system and the operational preparedness of strategic forces. The CJCSC stated that the test further strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence capability.

The President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan have congratulated the scientists and engineers on successful conduct of the missile test.

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