RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Wednesday successfully test-fired an enhanced version of the indigenously developed Babur cruise missile, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The cruise missile incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics and can strike targets on both land and sea at a range of 700 kilometres, added the statement. "It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads."

The cruise missile is equipped with state-of-the-art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), which enables it to hit targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.

Today’s launch was witnessed by Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

General Hayat congratulated the scientists and engineers and said, "This test further strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence capability."