ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of the indigenously developed Babur cruise missile that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 kilometres.

According to ISPR, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat witnessed the launch of Babur weapon system version-2 that incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics.

The missile is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads.

It is equipped with state-of-the-art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and all time Digital Scene Matching & Area Co-relation (DSMAC) which enables it to engage various types of targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.

Babur Weapon System is an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic defence.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee congratulated the scientists and engineers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations on achieving yet another milestone of great value and significance.

He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed to the success of this launch.

Expressing his full confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ operational preparedness, the CJCSC stated that this test further strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence capability.

The President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan have congratulated the scientists and engineers on successful conduct of today’s missile test.