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Pakistan conducts successful test fire of indigenous missile

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful test of the indigenously designed 'Babur Cruise Missile' that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, said the military.
According to Pakistan military's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), "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 700kms." It further said that it is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads. Babur Weapon System will be an important force multiplier for Pakistan's strategic defense as it is equipped with navigational technology, enabling it target with accuracy even in the absence of GPS system, ISPR added.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and other senior officers from Strategic Plans Division and Strategic Forces witnessed the launch. Expressing his complete confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces' operational preparedness, CJCSC said the test had further strengthened country's deterrence capability.
President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also congratulated the scientists and engineers on successful missile test. (end) sbk.rk