The Pakistan Army successfully tested a ‘enhanced-range’ version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile 1B, according to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The Babur cruise missile, which was developed indigenously, has a range of more than 900 kilometers, which is twice the range of an earlier version. The earlier variant of the Babar cruise missile was tested in February which had an effective range of only 450 kilometers
Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Director General of Strategic Plans Division (SPD), complimented the scientists and engineers for achieving perfection in the domain of cruise missile technology, according to the military’s media wing. He also emphasized his complete trust in the test’s ability to bolster Pakistan’s strategic deterrent.
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.
Other senior leaders from the Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, strategic organization scientists, and engineers were also present.
According to ISPR, Raza Sammar praised the scientists and engineers on their achievements in the field of cruise missile technology and expressed his complete trust in the experiment, stating that it will reinforce Pakistan’s strategic posture.
Previously, Pakistan executed a successful test flight of Fatah-1, a Pakistan-made guided multi-launch rocket system capable of carrying conventional warheads, earlier in August.
Moreover, the army successfully tested the Shaheen 1-A medium-range ballistic missile in March of this year. The test flight was intended at re-validating numerous design and technical characteristics of the weapon system, including an upgraded navigation system, according to the military’s media wing at the time.