Pakistan successfully test fires Hatf-VII
Pakistan today conducted a successful test fire of the indigenously
developed multi tube Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur), having a range of
700 kilometers, Geo News reported.
According to a statement
issued by ISPR, Babur Cruise Missile is a low flying, terrain hugging
missile, which can strike targets both at Land and Sea with pin point
accuracy. It carries stealth features.
Equipped with modern
cruise missile technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and
Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), it can carry both
nuclear and conventional warheads.
The test was witnessed by
Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General (R) Khalid
Ahmed Kidwai, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission
(NESCOM) Muhammad Irfan Burney, senior officers from the armed forces
and strategic organizations.
In today’s test National Command
Authority’s fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System
(SCCSS) was once again employed. It enables robust Command and Control
capability of all strategic assets with round the clock situational
awareness in a digitized network centric environment to decision makers
at National Command Centre (NCC).
The system has the added
capability of real time remote monitoring of missile flight path. The
test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence capability and
The successful test has also been warmly
appreciated by the President, Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who have congratulated the scientists
and engineers on their outstanding success.