By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan has successfully conducted the test of an enhanced version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile, Pakistan military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Saturday evening.
The cruise missile is an important part of Pakistan’s strategic deterrence, ISPR statement added.
The cruise missile named after medieval ages Mughal emperor Zaheerduddin Babur incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets with high accuracy at a range of 700 kilometres.
Moreover, it is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries stealth features and is capable of carrying different warheads.
Babur is equipped with state of the art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching and all time Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation.
These technologies enable it to engage various kinds of targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.
The President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have lauded all those involved in the successful test of the missile.