Pakistan Cyber Force: Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Stealth Nuclear Cruise Missile Ra'ad (Hatf VIII)

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Stealth Nuclear Cruise Missile Ra'ad (Hatf VIII)

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Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed air-launched cruise missile, Hatf-VIII (Ra’ad) on Thursday.

A statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the Ra’ad Missile, with a range of over 350km, enables Pakistan to achieve strategic standoff capability on land and at sea.

Cruise Technology is extremely complex and has been developed by only a few countries in the world. 
 A cruise missile is a guided missile that carries an explosive payload and is propelled, usually by a jet engine, towards a land-based or sea-based target. Cruise missiles are designed to deliver a large warhead over long distances with high accuracy.

The state of the art Ra’ad cruise missile with stealth capabilities is a low altitude, terrain-hugging missile with high maneuverability, and can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with pin point accuracy. A major additional feature of today’s test was the effective employment of the National Command Authority’s fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System (SCCSS).

It has enabled robust Command and Control capability of all strategic assets with round the clock situation awareness in a digitised network centric environment to decision makers at National Command Centre (NCC). The system has the added capability of real time remote monitoring of missile flight path. Today's test is a big achievement for Pakistani scientists and engineers.

Edited by Pakistan Cyber Force web desk
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