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Pakistan successfully test-fires enhanced version of Babur cruise missile

Pakistan Army has successfully test fired an enhanced version of an indigenously-designed Babur cruise missile.

The missile incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy.

About Babur Missile

  • The missile has been named after the first Moghal emperor. It is a low flying, terrain hugging cruise missile.
  • It is part of Babur Weapon System version-2 which is an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic defence.
  • It is an enhanced version of earlier missile. It carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads
  • Range: It can hit targets located at 700 km with all kinds of warheads. Thus, it brings many Indian cities within its range.
  • Features: It is equipped with state-of-the-art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and all time Digital Scene Matching & Area Co-relation (DSMAC).
  • It enables the missile to engage various types of targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation.

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