WORLD Pakistan test-fires surface-to-surface anti-ship missile

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Pakistan test-fires surface-to-surface anti-ship missile

Xinhua

09:12, January 04, 2018

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Karachi, 03 Jan 18: In an impressive fire power display, Live Weapon Firing was conducted by Pakistan Navy’s newly commissioned Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS HIMMAT in the North Arabian Sea.

Pakistan has successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface anti-ship missile, a statement from the Pakistan Navy said on Wednesday.

The navy tested the indigenously developed Harbah naval cruise missile by launching it from the newly commissioned Fast Attack Craft PNS Himmat.

Harbah is a word from the Urdu language, which means a robust weapon of war.

According to the statement, the missile, equipped with modern technology and also having the capability of land attack, accurately hit its target, signifying the impressive capabilities of its system. 

"The successful live weapon firing has once again demonstrated the credible firepower of Pakistan Navy and the impeccable level of indigenization in high tech weaponry achieved by Pakistan's defense industry," said the navy.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi expressed his utmost satisfaction on the operational readiness of the Pakistan Navy fleet units and commended efforts of all engineers and researchers for making the weapon system project a success.

Abbasi also reaffirmed the resolve of Pakistan Navy to ensure the seaward defense of the country.

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