Pakistan Successfully Tests First Nuclear Capable Submarine Launched Cruise Missile

Babur Missile (1)

Pakistan tested an enhanced version of its indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile in December 2016 according to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media branch of Pakistan Armed Forces.
According to the ISPR statement:

Babur Cruise Missile is a low flying, terrain hugging missile that carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads. The missile incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics having the ability to strike targets both on land and sea with a range of 700 kilometers.

Babur Missile being Launched.
Source: Dawn

Having been equipped with state of the art navigation technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), the missile is enabled to hit targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.

Earlier in 2016, Pakistan also successfully tested an indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) named Ra’ad.

Ra’ad missile test
Source: Pak Green Eagles

1 Comment

  1. prajwal Reply

    With a air intake port like jet engine and negative stream line design of the missile , one has to understand that it cannot be launched from a submarine under water . Most of the cruise missile with ramjet engine in the second stage does not have air intake port on the body of the missile its always towards the nose end.

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