Pakistan tests Babur cruise missile successfully


Pakistan has successfully tested its indigenously developed Babur-2 cruise missile, as stated by a press release from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The press release says that the new missile improves upon the earlier version with advanced aerodynamics and avionics and can strike targets on both land and sea at a range of 700-km.

Being a cruise missile, it flies low, closer to the terrain and carries certain stealth features. It is also capable of carrying various types of warheads.

The missile has been equipped with state of the art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), which make it an accurate and precise weapon as it can hit targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.

The PR also stated that the “Babur Weapon System is an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic defence.”

The launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

General Hayat said that Babur will add to the country’s deterrence.

The President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan have congratulated the scientists and engineers on the successful conduct of today’s missile test.