Naval Weapons

Pakistan test-fires land-based anti-ship missile

20 March 2017

The Pakistan Navy has test-fired a land-based anti-ship missile featuring "advanced technology and avionics [that] enable [the] engagement of targets at sea with high accuracy", according to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

The test launch was conducted on 16 March from an undisclosed coastal region.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, was quoted as saying that the weapon system "has added a new dimension in the operational reach of the Pakistan Navy".

He also stated that the navy would be able to "further bolster [the] seaward defense of the nation by having the capability of launching long-range anti-ship missiles from land".

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