Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday conducted successful flight test of 600-kilometer-range Air Launched Cruise Missile “Ra’ad-II”.
The Ra’ad-II missile would significantly enhance air-delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said.
The weapon system was equipped with state-of-the-art guidance and navigation systems ensuring engagement of targets with high precision.
The successful flight test was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Chairman NESCOM Dr Nabeel Hayat Malik, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces and Strategic Organizations.
The Director General Strategic Plans Division appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists and engineers who contributed wholeheartedly to develop the weapon system and making this launch a success.
He also termed it “a major step towards complementing Pakistan’s deterrence capability”.
The President, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs have congratulated the Scientists and Engineers on the successful conduct of missile test.