Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday tested fired surface to surface missile (SSM) Ababeel having the range of 2,200 kilometres.
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Zubair Mahmood Hayat and services chiefs congratulated the scientists and all stakeholders.
The missile is capable of delivering multiple warheads using Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology. The test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system, a military statement said.
Ababeel is capable of engaging multiple targets with high precision while defeating enemy’s radars.
Ababeel Weapon System aims at survivability of Pakistan’s ballistic missiles in the growing Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) environment.
President Mamnoon Hussain congratulated the nation on the successful test and described the missile test as important to maintain balance of power in the region....