According to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistan Army successfully tested the domestically produced “Fatah-1” guided Multi Launch Rocket System (MLRS) on Tuesday.
In a statement, the military’s media wing stated the extended-range rocket system could deliver a conventional warhead.
“The weapon system will enable the Pakistan Army to engage hostile targets with pinpoint accuracy deep within enemy territory,” the ISPR stated.
#Pakistan today conducted a successful test flight of indigenously developed #Fatah-1 (Guided Multi Launch Rocket System), capable of delivering a conventional Warhead. The Weapon System will give Pakistan Army capability of precision target engagement deep in enemy territory. pic.twitter.com/TnFfXmceau— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 24, 2021
The president, prime minister, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, and the chief of army staff all expressed their congratulations on the successful launch of Fatah-1 rocket system.
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The guided MLRS was designed to hit targets while leaving no unexploded munitions behind. The extended range guided MLRS is a developed form of the guided MLRS family, with a range of up to 150 kilometres in most cases.
Pakistan appears to be developing a conventional system in response to India’s concentration on developing conventional capabilities, as well as improving reaction options to India’s Cold Start Doctrine.
Meanwhile, Pakistan successfully test-fired the Shaheen-1A surface-to-surface ballistic missile earlier this year.
Shaheen-1A is capable of achieving its target within a 900-kilometer range.
This was the second test of the Fatah-1 by the Pakistan Army.