Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Submarine Missile Babur-3 (Download PDF)

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With the successful launch of a submarine cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead Pakistan reached a new milestone. The missile was fired from an underwater mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy. It is having a range of 280 miles.

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Image of Missile Babur-3

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Introduction

  • Pakistan has successfully test-fired an enhanced version of an indigenously-designed cruise missile.
  • It can hit targets at 700km with all kinds of warheads.
  • It incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy.
  • The missile is equipped with state-of-the-art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM).
  • Babur Weapon System is an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic defence.
  • The President Mamnoon Hussain and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan have congratulated the scientists and engineers on successful conduct of the missile test.
    About of Babur-3

About of Babur-3

About of Babur-3

Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) Babur-2

  • It is a sea-based variant of Ground Launched Cruise Missile Babur-2
  • It is having a Credible Second Strike Capability.
  • It is a low-flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features
  • It is capable of carrying various types of warheads.
  • Having features underwater controlled propulsion and advanced guidance and navigation

- Published/Last Modified on: January 11, 2017

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