Pakistan Test Fired The Indigenously Developed Air Launched Cruise Missile, Hatf-VIII (Ra’ad)

Pakistan,  Conducted a successful Flight Test of the indigenously developed Air
Launched Cruise Missile, Hatf-VIII (Ra’ad). The missile test was
conducted as part of the continuous process of improving the technical
parameters of the weapon system. The Ra’ad Missile, with a range of over
350 km, has been developed exclusively for launch from Aerial
This missile system has enabled Pakistan to achieve a greater
strategic stand off capability on land and at sea. ‘Cruise Technology’
is extremely complex and has been developed by only a few countries in
the world.
The state of the art Ra’ad Cruise Missile with Stealth
Capabilities is a Low Altitude, Terrain Hugging Missile with high
maneuverability, and can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with
great pin point accuracy.

The successful launch
has been appreciated by the President, the Prime Minister of Pakistan,
and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee who have congratulated the
scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.