Pakistan successfully conducted a flight test of air-launched cruise missile Ra’ad-II, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.
According to the ISPR, the cruise missile Ra’ad-II, which has a range of 600 kilometers, is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance and navigation systems ensuring the engagement of targets with high precision. It significantly enhances air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea.
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, added the statement.
The SPD Director General appreciated the technical prowess, dedication, and commitment of the scientists and engineers who contributed towards developing the weapons system and [for] making the launch a success. He termed it “a major step towards complementing Pakistan’s deterrence capability”, the statement read.
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”.
According to the statement, 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 tests.
Last month, the ISPR had said that Pakistan had conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.