Pakistan tests nuclear-capable cruise missile

Pakistan Tuesday successfully conducted test of the nuclear-capable Hatf-VII missile with a range of up to 700 kilometers (430 miles).

Pakistan tests nuclear-capable cruise missile
The missile can carry all types of warheads, a military statement said.

The Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur) test is part of a continuous process of validating the design parameters set for this weapon system, said the statement.

The Babur, which has near stealth capabilities, is a low flying, terrain hugging missile with high maneuverability, pin point accuracy and radar avoidance features.

The test was witnessed by the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majid, senior military officers, scientists and engineers of the strategic organizations. The test will consolidate Pakistans strategic capability and strengthen national security, it said.

President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Mohammad Mian Soomro have congratulated the scientists and engineers on this very important success, and assured them of their complete support in the development plans of all strategic projects, it added.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Aralık 2007, 15:22