Pakistan all set to test cruise missile
Pakistan is all set to test-fire Babur cruise missile with its improved version in a day or two after completion of its successful laboratory tests, The Nation has learnt here.
All arrangements have been made to test-fire the cruise missile on Monday. It will have capability to hit pinpointed targets from surface, warship or submarines, the sources maintained.
The Babur missile will have a range of nearly 300 miles to hit the target either from a fixed location or the submarines.
The laboratory tests showed cent per cent accuracy in the latest technology of the cruise missile, the sources said.
The Babur missile is prepared mainly for the submarines but it can also be fired from the fighter jets and have capability to chase the target in case of movement, they disclosed.
In response to a question, the sources revealed that the cruise missile would be undetectable from the radar system before or after its launching to hit the target. This is the latest technology in the world.
Pakistan has already fired the first version of the Babur but its improvement is continuing as Islamabad continues to improve its defence capabilities.
Posted by: john 2006-03-19