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Pakistan test-fires enhanced range version of its Babur cruise missile

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Pakistan has said that it had conducted a successful test of an enhanced range version of its indigenously developed Babur cruise missile yesterday.
 
"Babur Weapon System-1 (B) incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700 kilometers," a press release from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
 
"It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which also carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads," the release said.
 
"Equipped with state of the art navigational technologies of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and all time Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC) which enables it to engage various type of targets with pinpoint accuracy even in the absence of GPS navigation, thus making it an important force multiplier for Pakistan's strategic deterrence," the release said.
 
"Today's launch was witnessed by Director General, Strategic Plans Division, Chairman NESCOM, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
 
"Chairman JCS Committee and Services Chiefs have congratulated the scientists and engineers of NESCOM and NDC.
 
"The President and Prime Minister of Pakistan have also conveyed their appreciations to scientists and engineers on successful conduct of today's missile test," the release added.
 
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