Islamabad, Dec 21: The frontline combat unit of Pakistan vy on Wednesday undertook live missile firing in the North Arabian Sea, media reported. Pakistan Chief of val Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the launch of the surface-to-surface anti-ship missile from sword class frigate PNS Aslat. The missile successfully destroyed its intended target with pinpoint accuracy, Radio Pakistan reported.
Admiral Zakaullah expressed satisfaction at the operatiol preparedness of the Pakistan vy. “Live missile firing reaffirms credibility of deterrence at sea and reassures Pakistan vy’s commitment to safeguarding its maritime frontiers against all threats,” he said. Last week, Pakistan conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of the indigenously-developed Babur cruise missile.
Babur weapons system version-II incorporates advanced aerodymics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 kms. It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads, according to a press statement. (IANS)