Pakistan conducts flight test of Hatf-8 missile

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  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed air launched cruise missile, Hatf-8 on Friday.

    The nuclear-capable missile test was conducted as part of the continuous process of improving the technical parameters of the weapon system. The Ra’ad missile, with a range of over 350 km, has been developed exclusively for launch from aerial platforms.

    This missile system has enabled Pakistan to achieve a greater strategic stand-off capability on land and at sea. ‘Cruise technology’ is extremely complex and has been developed by only a few countries in the world.

    The state of the art Ra’ad cruise missile with stealth capabilities is a low altitude, terrain-hugging missile with high maneuverability, and can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with great pinpoint accuracy.

    The successful launch has been appreciated by the president and prime minister of Pakistan, and chairman joint chiefs of staff committee who have congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.

    Earlier this month, Pakistan successfully conducted the first flight test of the newly developed short range surface to surface multi-tube ballistic missile Hatf-9 (NASR).


    http://tribune.com.pk/story/159093/pakistan-conducts-flight-test-of-hatf-8/
     
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  3. hit&run

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    They are trying to vent off pressure after the Indian MMRCA news by testing their own inventory. They are trying to animate furious, like some USA analyst said few days back after NASR test, though they are not.
     
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    A little late to report, don't you think? This news first came out around the same time the JF-17 did.
     
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    Haft-IX SSM
    Pakistan's new Haft-IX/NASR SSM looks familiar -- I think I've seen it somewhere before.

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    Sichuan Aerospace Industry Corporation's WS-2 family of SSM.

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    Pakistan test-fires Hatf-IX
    http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=5415&Cat=13&dt=4/20/2011
    Shakil Shaikh
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    [Pakistan test-fires Hatf-IX]
    RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired a newly-developed short-range surface-to-surface nuclear-capable missile, according to an official announcement by the Pakistan Army. The multi-tube ballistic missile, Hatf-IX (Nasr), is a 60-km range missile that has been developed to add deterrence value at shorter ranges to Pakistan’s Strategic Weapons Development Programme. The missile has been developed with shoot-and-scoot capability. The test was conducted from an unidentified location.

    “The Nasr ballistic missile carries nuclear warheads of appropriate yield with high accuracy and shoot-and-scoot attributes. This quick response system addresses the need to deter evolving threats,” said the official announcement.

    Director General Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Lieutenant General (retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Chairman Nescom, Irfan Burney, senior officers from the strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations were present at the undisclosed site of the test.

    Strategic planners term the test a ‘new and very significant development’ since the missile falls in the category of tactical nuclear weapons. “This is a low-yield battlefield deterrent, capable of deterring and inflicting punishment on mechanised forces like armed brigades and divisions,” said an expert in the field of missile technology. “This takes care of the Indian Army’s obsession with finding space for limited war under the nuclear umbrella.”

    Addressing the gathering at the undisclosed location, DG SPD Kidwai said the test was a very important milestone in consolidating Pakistan’s strategic deterrence capability at all levels of the threat spectrum. He said in the hierarchy of military operations, the Nasr Weapon System now provided Pakistan with short-range missile capability in addition to the already available medium- and long-range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in its inventory.

    The president and prime minister have congratulated the scientists and engineers for their outstanding success and warmly appreciated the successful test.
     

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