Pakistan has successfully tested the Hatf-VII Babur Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) today. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has announced that Hatf-VII Babur was test fired against the target at a range of 700 kilometers.
Hatf-VII Babur Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) has a maximum range of 750 kilometers km and longer range version with range of 1000km is also under development. Hatf-VII Babur Land Attack Cruise Missile features stealth shaping and low flying capability to avoid detection by the enemy radars.
Hatf-VII Babur Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) was test fired from a new multi tube Missile Launch Vehicle (MLV) which carries three tube MLV allowing Pakistan Army to rapidly engage its targets with surgical precision.
Hatf-VII Babur Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) uses Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC) to achieve circular error probability (CEP) of less then 3 meters.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have congratulated the scientists of the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) on the successful test of the Hatf-VII Babur Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM).
National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) started the development of the Hatf-VII Babur cruise missile in late 1990 in order to counter the Indian efforts to license produce the improved version of Russian Yakhont cruise missile which has been modified for land attacks.
Recovery of two intact US RGM/UGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the Southern Pakistan aided Pakistani efforts and Pakistan tested the Hatf-VII Babur against a target 500 kilometers away in 2005. Range of the Hatf-VII Babur was increased to 750 kilometers by the Pakistani scientists.
NESCOM has also developed Ra’ad air launched cruise missile (ALCM) for Pakistani air force and it has range of 350 kilometers.
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