Pakistan successfully test-fires enhanced range version of Babur Cruise Missile
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has conducted a successful test of an enhanced range version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile on Saturday.
According to media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Babur Weapon System-1(B) incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 kilometers.
Pakistan successfully test fired an enhanced range version of indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile. The weapon system incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 KMs. pic.twitter.com/MbAwh8Skrp
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 14, 2018
“Babur is a low flying, terrain hugging missile which also carries certain stealth features,” it said.
Equipped with state-of-the-art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and all time Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC) which enables it to engage various type of targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation, thus making it an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic deterrence, the ISPR said.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have conveyed their appreciations to scientists and engineers on successful conduct of the missile test.
Chairman Joint Chiefs Of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also congratulated the scientists and engineers of National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) and National Development Complex.