RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen 1A ballistic missile.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the flight test was aimed at re-validating several design and technical parameters of the weapon system. Shaheen1A is capable of delivering different types of warheads to a range of 900 kilometers.
The launch with impact point in Arabian Sea was witnessed on Tuesday by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.
Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil congratulated the scientists and engineers for their dedication, professionalism and commitment towards yet another display of strengthening Pakistan’s defence.
“Shaheen-1A with its sophisticated and advanced guidance system makes it a highly accurate missile system,” Lt Gen Jamil said, reiterating that Pakistan’s strategic capabilities are based on Credible Minimum Deterrence and desire for peaceful co-existence in the region.
The successful test launch has been warmly appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan who congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving another outstanding milestone.