- Missile capable of striking targets both at land, sea with a range of 700km
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Saturday conducted a successful test of an enhanced range version of the indigenously developed Babur cruise missile, Babur Weapon System-1 (B) incorporated with advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700 kilometres (km).
According to details, it is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which also carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads.
The Babur Weapon System-1 (B) is 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 types 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 missile launching was witnessed by Strategic Plans Division (SPD) director general and other senior officers, NESCOM chairman, senior officers from strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.
The president and prime minister conveyed their appreciations to scientists and engineers on the successful conduct of the missile test. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and services chiefs also congratulated the scientists and engineers of NESCOM and NDC for the successful test.