On Thursday, Pakistan has conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-1A surface-to-surface ballistic missile, directed at the re-validating particular design and technical parameters of the weapon system, the military stated.
The Flight Test Event was Attended by All the Notable Officials
As per the statement published by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday, the flight test of surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Shaheen-1A was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, NESCOM Chairman Dr. Raza Samar, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, and the experts and engineers of strategic organizations.
Furthermore, the statement said that the Director-General Strategic Plans Division praised scientists and engineers on the successful execution of the flight test of Shaheen-1A. He enjoyed the technical prowess, commitment, and dedication of scientists and engineers for their excellent participation.
As per the ISPR, President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Nadeem Raza, and Services Chiefs congratulated the scientists and engineers on this achievement. In March, the armed forces had carried a successful test launch of the Shaheen 1-A medium-range ballistic missile.
The Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Shaheen-1A Spans a Range of 900km
“The surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Shaheen-1A spanned a range of 900 kilometers and the test flight was aimed at the re-validating of various design and technical parameters of the weapon system including an advanced navigation system”, said the military’s media wing.
Earlier, Pakistan conducted a successful training launch of the Babur IA cruise missile. The cruise missile has a range of 450 kilometers and can be propelled from either a submarine or a land-based quad-launcher. In 2018, the military conducted the first successful submarine launch of the Babur cruise missile, presenting Islamabad with a credible second-strike capability and increasing the existing deterrence management.