Pakistan conducts successful test of nuclear-capable Shaheen-III ballistic missile

Shaheen missile

Pakistan performed a successful flight test of the Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The test flight, according to the ISPR, was intended to revalidate different design and technical characteristics of the weapon system.

Pakistan successfully test-fired the Shaheen-1A surface-to-surface ballistic missile on March 26, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations. Shaheen-1A is capable of achieving its target within a 900-kilometer range.

The test flight was intended to re-validate the armament system’s design and technical specifications, including an upgraded navigation system.

Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Dr Raza Samar, Chairman NESCOM, Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, and scientists and engineers from strategic organizations were present for the test-fire.

The Director General of the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) complimented scientists and engineers on a job well done. He praised the technical prowess, passion, and commitment of scientists and engineers who worked tirelessly to ensure the missile’s successful launch.

Read more: Pakistan conducts successful flight test of Shaheen-1A ballistic missile

The scientists and engineers were also congratulated by President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, and service chiefs, according to the ISPR.

In March of 2015, the missile was tested for the first time. Last year, the Pakistan Army successfully tested an enhanced-range variant of the Babur Cruise Missile 1B, which was built locally.

The missile is solid-fueled and has a Post-Separation Altitude Correction (PSAC) technology, according to Dawn. The PSAC feature allows it to customize the warhead trajectory for better accuracy and evasion of anti-ballistic missile defence systems. Solid fuel is suited for quick response functionality, while the PSAC feature allows it to adjust the warhead trajectory for greater accuracy and evasion of anti-ballistic missile defence systems.

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