Pakistan: Test fires Hatf-7 (Babur) cruise missile
Pakistan test fired nuclear-capable Hatf-7 cruise missile with a range of 700 km. The test of the indigenously developed multi-tube cruise missile system was successful.
- Hatf-7 or Babur missile has stealth capabilities and can carry nuclear and conventional warheads. The test of the “multi-tube indigenously developed” missile, which has stealth capabilities, was successful.
- The Hatf-7 or Babur is a “low flying, terrain hugging missile with high manoeuvrability, pinpoint accuracy and radar avoidance features”.
- The missile system incorporates the “most modern cruise missile technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC)”. (as quoted in official statements of Pakistan)
Topics: Babur • Cruise missile • Guided missiles • Hatf-I • Hatf-VIII • Missiles • Pakistani missile research and development program • Science and technology in Pakistan • Short-range ballistic missiles • TERCOM • Weapons
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