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Pakistan Test-Fires Ghaznavi Missile

On Aug 12, Pakistan successfully flight-tested a Ghaznavi short-range ballistic missile (SRBM). In a press release, Pakistan’s military said the launch successfully “re-validat[ed] technical parameters of the weapon system.” The Ghaznavi, derived from China’s DF-11, entered Pakistani service in 2004. Related Links: Pakistan today conducted a training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi.,...

Pakistan Test Fires Babur Cruise Missile

On February 11, Pakistan flight tested a Babur IA cruise missile in a routine training operation. In a press release, Pakistan’s military stated that the test met “all laid down training parameters” and that the missile variant could range up to 450 km. Pakistan first tested the Babur missile in August 2005.  Related Links: Pakistan...

Pakistan Test Fires Ghaznavi Ballistic Missile

On February 3, Pakistan successfully flight tested a Ghaznavi (“Hatf 3”) short-range ballistic missile. In a press release, Pakistan’s military stated that the test verified the “operational preparedness and display of excellent standard in handling and operating the weapon system.” The solid-fueled Ghaznavi missile entered service in 2004 and possesses a range of 290 km. ...

Pakistan Test-Fires Shaheen 3 Ballistic Missile

On January 20, Pakistan successfully flight-tested a Shaheen 3 medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM). In a press release, Pakistan’s military stated that the exercise “was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.” The release also noted that the missile impacted in the Arabian Sea. The Shaheen 3 missile was first displayed...

Pakistan Test Fires Indigenous Cruise Missile

On April 21, Pakistan’s navy tested an indigenously developed antiship/land-attack cruise missile in the Northern Arabian Sea. The unidentified missile was likely a Harba cruise missile or a sea-launched variant of the Babur 1B. It appears to have been launched from an Azmat-class fast attack craft, and successfully struck a land-based target. Related Links: Impressive...

Pakistan Flight Tests Ra’ad-II Cruise Missile

On February 18, Pakistan successfully flight tested the Ra’ad-II air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). According to a Pakistani press release, the missile was fired from a Mirage aircraft and struck a ground target. The Ra’ad-II was first publicly displayed in 2017 and possesses a range of 600 km.  Related Links: Pakistan conducted successful flight test of...

Pakistan Fires Hatf 3 Ballistic Missile

On January 23, Pakistan successfully test fired its Ghaznavi (Hatf 3) short-range ballistic missile. In a statement, the Pakistani military said the launch was “aimed at rehearsing operational readiness procedures during day and night,” affirming “full confidence” in the country’s strategic forces. The Ghaznavi entered Pakistani service in 2004 and possesses a range of 290...

Pakistan Test Fires Shaheen-1 SRBM

On November 18, Pakistan announced a successful test launch of the Shaheen-1 short-range ballistic missile. According to Pakistan’s defense ministry, the test “was aimed at testing operational readiness” of the country’s strategic forces. The Shaheen-1 entered Pakistani service in 2003 and is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional payloads to a 650 km range. Related...

Pakistan Test Fires Hatf 3 Ballistic Missile

On August 29, Pakistan conducted a training launch of its Hatf 3 (Ghaznavi) short-range ballistic missile. According to a Pakistani military spokesperson, ground forces successfully fired the solid-fueled missile at night. First tested in 2002, the Ghaznavi missile can carry a 700 kg warhead to a maximum range of 290 km. Related Links: Pakistan carries...

Pakistan Test Fires Shaheen 2 Missile

On May 23, Pakistan’s military successfully tested the Shaheen 2, a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear and conventional payloads. The missile, which can travel up to 1,500 km, landed in the Arabian Sea. Speaking shortly after the test, Pakistani military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor said the test contributed to “Pakistan’s strategic needs towards...