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Pakistan tests self–developed cruise missile

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, February 2: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed air launched cruise missile (ALCM), an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. The Ra’ad missile, with a range of 350 km, ebles Pakistan to achieve “strategic standoff capability” on both land and sea, Dawn online reported. Cruise technology is extremely complex and has been developed by only a few countries in the world, the statement said. The state–of–the–art Ra’ad cruise missile with stealth capabilities is a low altitude, terrain hugging missile with high manoeuvreability, and can deliver nuclear and conventiol warheads with pinpoint accuracy, it added. (IANS)

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