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Enhanced Range Babar Cruise Missile Test Fired

Pakistan has successfully conducted a test of an enhanced range version of the indigenously developed Babur cruise missile.

According to 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.

The low flying, terrain hugging missile, also carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads.

The missile is equipped with state of the art navigational technologies of terrain contour matching and all time digital scene matching and area co-relation which enable it to engage various type of targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.

Director general, strategic plans division, Chairman NESCOM and senior officers witnessed the launch.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have conveyed their appreciations to scientists and engineers on successful conduct of the missile test.