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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Pakistan tests cruise missile Ra’ad-II

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the cruise missile, which has a range of 600 kilometres, is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance and navigation systems ensuring engagement of targets with high precision

Pakistan has successfully conducted a flight test of air-launched cruise missile Ra’ad-II, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released press brief on Tuesday.

Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Strategic Plans Division (SPD) Director General Dr Nabeel Hayat Malik, the National Engineering and Scientific Commission chairman, and senior officers from the SPD, Strategic Forces, and Strategic Organisations were also present on the occasion of test.

The SPD director general appreciated the technical prowess, dedication, and commitment of the scientists and engineers who contributed to making the test possible . He termed it a major step towards complementing Pakistan’s deterrence capability.

First Fast Attack Craft Missile developed by Pakistan

The Pakistan Navy’s first indigenously designed vessel, the Fast Attack Craft (Missile) or the FAC (M)-4 was constructed and its inauguration ceremony was held at the West Wharf of the Karachi Shipyard in November 2019. The Pakistan Navy in November held the inauguration ceremony of Pakistan’s first, indigenously designed Fast Attack Craft (Missile), FAC (M)-4, test at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KS&EW) in the West Wharf of the provincial capital.

Navy Contracts to Karachi Shipyard

Addressing the inauguration ceremony in Nov, 2019 , Rear Admiral Ather Saleem, the Managing Director of KS&EW, expressed his gratitude to the Pakistan Navy and the Ministry of Defense Production for their persistent support and assistant.

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He observed that during the last few years, the KS&EW has concluded multiple products in line with international standards on quality control. Therefore, the Pakistan Navy has reestablished its confidence in the Karachi Shipyard by awarding construction contracts for the HANGOR class submarines, Bollard Tugs, and MILGEM Class Ships.

Rear Admiral Saleem added that the construction on the Bollard Tugs has begun while there has been progress in the arrangements for the construction of the MILGEM Class ships and HANGOR Class submarines according to plan.