Pakistan successfully test fired its first ever submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III, stated Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Twitter.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 9, 2017
As per the DG ISPR, the range of this missile is 450 kilometers. The launch has come after a lot of efforts and has turned out to be a complete success.
According to the exclusive report by Radio Pakistan, the missile was launched from an unidentified location in the Indian Ocean. The missile was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and hit the target with complete precision.
Radio Pakistan also revealed that the newly launched missile is built with the help of state of the art technology, advanced guidance, and underwater-controlled propulsion. The system is directed with the help of Global Navigation, Terrain and Scene Matching Systems.
Babur-III is basically a sea-based version of Ground Launched Cruise Missile Babur-II, successfully tested in December last year. It has sea-skimming and terrain-hugging abilities capable of overcoming hostile radars and air defences, along with specific stealth technologies, in fast changing regional Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) environment.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, congratulated the entire team behind the meritorious launch. He also congratulated the nation for this victory and development in the sector, reveals DG ISPR.
Furthermore, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Zubair Hayat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also commended the efforts behind this historic achievement and acknowledged the determination to achieve this goal.
Pakistan’s test mission has come after India’s continuous unsuccessful attempts to launch a missile.