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Pakistan tests nuclear-capable cruise missile.

Summary: Pakistan has conducted a test flight of a multi-tube cruise missile, which is capable of delivering nuclear warheads.

Pakistan has conducted a test flight of a multi-tube cruise missile, which is capable of delivering nuclear warheads.

In a statement the Pakistani military Inter Services Public Relations organisation described the Hatf-VII (Babur) cruise missile as a terrain hugging missile with high maneuverability, stealth capabilities at low altitudes, and one that can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with pin-point accuracy.

The Babur missile has a range of 700 km, and also incorporates modern cruise missile technology called Terrain Contour Matching as well as Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation.

The test-fire of the missile, held at undisclosed location, was witnessed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Khalid Shameem Wyne, as well as senior officers, scientists and engineers.

After the test was declared successful, both the Pakistani president and the prime minister congratulated the scientists and engineers on their success.

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Publication:Independent Television News Limited (ITN)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Oct 29, 2011
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