ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Ra’ad, ISPR reported.
With a range of 350 kilometres, the Ra’ad missile enables Pakistan to achieve strategic standoff capability both on land and at sea.
The state of the art Ra’ad cruise missile was built with “Cruise Technology” which has been developed by only a few countries in the world and gives the missile stealth capabilities.
The low altitude missile has high maneuverability capabilities and can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with pin-point accuracy.
Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat congratulated the scientists and engineers on this acheivementr and termed the milestone as a major step towards strengthening Pakistan’s full spectrum credible minimum deterrence capability.
He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed whole heartedly to make this launch a success and showed his full confidence over operational preparedness of the Strategic Forces including employment and deployment concepts, refinement and training of all ranks in operational and technical domains.
The successful launch has been commended by the President and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who have congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.