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Pakistan tests new air-launched cruise missile

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posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 08:32 AM
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Pakistan on Saturday successfully test fired a new cruise missile with a range of 350 kilometers, a statement of the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

Named "RAAD" that means "thunder", the missile is a Hatf-8 type Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM), the statement said.

As an indigenously developed cruise missile, RAAD has been designed exclusively for launch from a variety of Pakistan's air platforms, providing these with a strategic stand off capability on land and at sea, according to the statement.

It has low defection probability due to its stealth design and materials used in its manufacturing. RAAD can carry all kinds of warheads and has an accuracy comparable to Pakistan's Babur cruise missiles which have a longer range.

President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz have congratulated the scientists and engineers involved in the development of the new national strategic capability, the statement said

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posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 09:23 AM
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Very interesting development.
Thanks emile for something NEW to read and talk about.
I havent heard of this missile or was secret to everyone????
Anybody got some info please post



posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 10:55 PM
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because of the relation between China and Pakistan, China must get the information firstly, but CNN's video would be more clear. The RAAD seem to be very similar with one Taiwan has been studying.

The missile is good, but its platform is quite old.
maybe this missile under MirageIII is not that one showed in video.

[edit on 26-8-2007 by emile]

[edit on 26-8-2007 by emile]



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