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