Monday, February 11, 2013

Pakistan test fires Hatf IX missile

Pakistan conducted a successful test fire of Short Range to Surface Missile Hatf IX (NASR) on Monday, said a press release by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The test fire was conducted with successive launches of two missiles from a state of the art multi-tube launcher. NASR, with a range of 60km, and in-flight manoeuvre capability can carry nuclear warheads of appropriate yield, with high accuracy, said the press release.
NASR has also been specially designed to defeat all known Anti-Tactical Missile Defence Systems.
The test was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General (Retired) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Chairman NESCOM Muhammad Irfan Burney, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant General
Tariq Nadeem Gilani, senior officers from the armed forces and scientists and engineers of strategic organisations

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