Pakistan Test-Fires Hatf 7 “Babur” Missile

On December 14, 2016, Pakistan tested its Hatf 7 “Babur” medium-range cruise missile from an undisclosed location. According to the Pakistan Military’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile was an enhanced version of the standard Babur missile, allowing it to “strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700 km.” The ISPR added that the missile has low-flying, terrain-hugging, stealth capabilities and can be armed with various types of warheads. General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, witnessed the test and said Babur weapon system as an integral force multiplier in Pakistan’s strategic defense and deterrence capability.

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