RAWALPINDI: Pakistan conducted successful flight test of Air Launched Cruise Missile ‘Ra’ad-II’ on Tuesday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.
Ra’ad-II, with a range of 600 Km, significantly enhances air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea, said the media wing of the armed forces. The weapon system is equipped with state of the art guidance and navigation systems ensuring engagement of targets with high precision.
The successful flight test was witnessed by Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Dr. Nabeel Hayat Malik, Chairman NESCOM, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces and Strategic Organizations.
Director General Strategic Plans Division appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists and engineers who contributed whole-heartedly to develop the weapon system and making this launch a success. He also termed it “a major step towards complementing Pakistan’s deterrence capability”.
The President, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs have congratulated the Scientists and Engineers on the successful conduct of missile test.