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    Re: Pakistani missile development program

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:50 pm

    Pakistan Successfully Tests Shaheen-III Ballistic Missile - Pakistan Army

    Pakistan has successfully test-fired the Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the press service of the Pakistani army said Friday.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – The missile hit its designated target and its flight trajectory matched the given parameters, the press service added.

    The range capability of the Shaheen-III land-based missile, that can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads, is over 1,700 miles.

    Last year, Pakistan successfully tested the Shaheen-I and Shaheen-II missiles that can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear warheads. The range of the Shaheen-I is over 550 miles, while that of the Shaheen-II is over 900 miles.

    Pakistan declared itself a nuclear power in 1998 after carrying underground nuclear tests that followed those carried out by India.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20151211/1031585469/pakistan-ballistic-missile.html#ixzz3u1IXcEMP


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    Post  max steel on Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:01 am

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    Post  max steel on Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:57 pm

    Pakistan's new Shaheen-III MRBM uses Chinese transporter, says source



    Pakistan's new Shaheen-III medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) is carried by a Chinese-made 16-wheel transporter erector launcher (TEL), an Indian government source told IHS Jane's on condition of anonymity.

    The Indian source noted that Pakistan began negotiations in 2012 with the China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC), which resulted in the export of "two 16x16 WS-21200s for use as TELs for Shaheen-III missiles".

    Pakistan is believed to have taken delivery of the TELs at the end of February or in early March 2016. The source also said that Pakistan's National Engineering and Scientific Commission has set up an assembly line at the Punjab-based National Development Complex to assemble TELs for Pakistani missiles.

    The WS-21200 - a previously unreported designation - is manufactured by the Hubei Sanjiang Space Wanshan Special Vehicle Co of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).

    China provided WS-51200 TELs to North Korea in 2011, the Indian source stated. Six of these vehicles currently carry North Korea's KN-08 and KN-14 intercontinental ballistic missiles. "There is no doubt China is involved in the proliferation of missile technology," said the Indian official.

    The Shaheen-III's WS-21200 TEL and the WS-51200 used by North Korea have much in common, including the same headlight and direction indicator patterns. One main difference, however, is that the WS-21200 uses a forward-tilting windshield glass structure not used by the WS-51200.

    However, this glass structure is used by the 8-wheel TEL cab of Pakistan's Hatf 9 (also known as Nasr) 60 km-range tactical nuclear missile, which is virtually the same as the TEL cab of China's DF-11A short-range ballistic missile made by CASIC.

    Revealed to the public for the first time during Pakistan's military parade on 23 March, the Shaheen-III - a surface-to-surface, land-based ballistic missile - is allegedly capable of carrying a nuclear or conventional warhead to a range of 2,750 km.
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    Re: Pakistani missile development program

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:32 am

    Pakistan reached a new milestone this week with the successful launch of a submarine cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, a demonstration of credible force for Islamabad to display against long-time neighboring rival India.

    The Babur-3 that was tested is a waterborne variant of Pakistan’s Babur-2, which the nation tested in December 2016. Nuclear proliferation in the region is not one-sided, as India has developed its own nuclear force. But Islamabad let its foe know, loud and clear, of its capabilities by conducting the test on the Indian Ocean.
    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/asia/201701101049420450-pakistan-test-nuclear-capable-submarine/


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    Pakistan conducts first flight test of Ababeel MIRV missile

    Post  Gunner on Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:49 pm

    Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful test flight of the Ababeel surface-to-surface ballistic missile (SSM), the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.


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    Ababeel has a maximum range of 2,200 kilometres and is capable of delivering multiple warheads using Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology, an ISPR press release added.

    "The test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system," it said.

    Ababeel is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and has the capability to engage multiple targets with high precision, defeating hostile radars, the ISPR elaborated.

    "The development of the Ababeel weapon system was aimed at ensuring survivability of Pakistan's ballistic missiles in the growing regional Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) environment," read the press release.

    The Ababeel test came on the heels of a successful test of submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III earlier this month.

    "The successful attainment of a second strike capability by Pakistan represents a major scientific milestone; it is manifestation of the strategy of measured response to nuclear strategies and postures being adopted in Pakistan’s neighborhood," the military had said after the Babur-III test.

    The missile, launched from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean from an underwater, mobile platform, had hit its target with precise accuracy, the Army had said.

    Babur-III is a sea-based variant of ground-launched cruise missile Babur-II, which was successfully tested in December last year.


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