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  • Pakistan Tests Cruise Missile with New Launcher
    Posted by Robert Wall 3:39 PM on Oct 28, 2011

    Pakistan has completed another test firing of its Hatf VII (or Babur) ground-launched cruise missile.

    One of the main objectives of this test was to validate the new missile launch vehicle, according to the Pakistani military. The trial also was aimed at demonstrating other performance elements of the 700-km-range weapon.

    The weapon is designed for both conventional and nuclear warhead use.

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    (Photo: Pakistani defense ministry)

    The new launcher features three missile tubes and has a shoot-and-scoot capability, the Pakistani government says. The system, the military hopes, will be more survivable in this configuration, and provides options by being able to mix nuclear and conventional versions.

    Tags: ar99, India, Pakistan

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