Hatf 9 “Nasr”

The Hatf 9 “Nasr” is a Pakistani surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile. Information regarding this new missile is sparse, but it is believed to be a modified Norico AR-series launcher procured from the People’s Republic of China. The Hatf 9 is also believed to be a nuclear capable missile, but it could potentially carry an HE or submunitions payload as well.

Hatf 9 at a Glance

Originated from: Pakistan
Possessed by: Pakistan
Alternate name: Nasr
Class: Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM)
Basing: Road-mobile
Length: 6 m
Diameter: 0.4 m
Launch weight: 1,200 kg
Payload: Single warhead, 400 kg
Warhead: Nuclear, HE, submunitions
Propulsion: Single-stage solid propellant
Range: 60 km
Status: In development

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The Hatf 9 was first successfully tested in April 2011, with further tests in May 2012, February 2013, November 2013, September 2014, and July 2017.1

    1. “Hatf 9 (Nasr),” in IHS Jane’s Weapons: Strategic 2015-2016, ed. James C. O’Halloran (United Kingdom: IHS, 2015), 78; Jonathan McLaughlin, “Pakistan Missile Update,” Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, February 2016, http://www.wisconsinproject.org/countries/pakistan/PakistanMissileUpdate-2016.html.