A successful flight test of an air-launched cruise missile has been conducted by Pakistan as revealed in a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The reported range of cruise missiles, Ra’ad-II is 600 kilometers. This will significantly increase the strategic standoff capability of the strategic missile forces of Pakistan.
The missile is equipped with state of the art navigation systems for precision targeting. Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj observed the successful flight test.
Dr. Nabeel Hayat Malik the NESCOM chairperson and senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, Strategic forces and other strategic organizations observed the successful flight test.
The technical abilities, dedication, and commitment of scientists and engineers was lauded by the director-general of SPD.
He said it is “a major step towards complementing Pakistan’s deterrence capability”.
President Dr. Arif Alvi and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Nadeem Raza also congratulated the people involved in the successful missile test.
Back in January 2020, the strategic forces of the Pakistan Army conducted a successful training launch of the 290-kilometer range Ghaznavi ballistic missile. This test came a few days after India test-launched its submarine-launched K-4 ballistic missile.
This missile is capable to deliver conventional or nuclear warheads. The training launch was part of a field training exercise of the Strategic Forces Command aimed at “rehearsing operational readiness procedures during day and night”.