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Pakistan Successfully Test Fired Surface-to-Surface Missile Hatf IX (Nasr)

Nov 6, 2013 12:26 IST

Hatf IX (Nasr) missilePakistan on 5 November 2013 successfully test-fired Hatf IX (Nasr) missile, a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 60 km.

The test fire was conducted with successive launches of 4 x missiles (Salvo) from a state of the art multi tube launcher.

Nasr, with a range of 60 Kilometer and in-flight maneuver capability is a quick response system, with shoot and scoot attributes. It contributes to the full spectrum deterrence against threats in view of evolving scenarios.

Facts related to Hatf IX (Nasr)
• Nasr is designed specifically to defeat Anti-Tactical Missile Defence Systems of all kinds.
• The test firing of short range surface-to-surface missile Hatf IX (Nasr) was a part of medium-range ballistic missiles [MRBM] and short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile [SRBMs].
• The missile has the capability to carry nuclear weapons.

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