Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful flight test of the air-launched cruise missile Ra’ad-II with a range of 600 km, the military announced, significantly enhancing the air delivered strategic standoff capability of the military on land and at sea. Also Read - JeM Chief Masood Azhar 'Missing', Claims Pakistan Ahead of FATF Plenary
The Ra’ad-II weapon system is equipped with state of the art guidance and navigation systems ensuring the engagement of targets with high precision, according to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing. Also Read - Hold Hafiz Saeed Accountable For Terror Attacks, Including 26/11, US Urges Pakistan
The cruise missile with a range of 600 km significantly enhances air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea, it said. Also Read - Taliban Terrorist Behind Attack on Malala Yousafzai Escapes Jail in Pakistan
The successful flight test was witnessed by senior Pakistan Army officers and military officials, the statement said.
Last month, the ISPR said Pakistan conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 km.