Pakistan Succesful Test Fired Hatf-VIII Ra’ad ALCM

 Hatf-VIII Ra'ad ALCM
 Hatf -VIII Ra’ad ALCM

Pakistan Conducted a Successful Flight Test of the
indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile, Hatf-VIII (Ra’ad). 

 The Ra’ad Missile, with a range of over 350 KM, enables Pakistan to
achieve strategic standoff 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 pin point accuracy.

A major additional feature of today’s test
was the effective employment of the National Command Authority’s fully
automated Strategic Command and Control Support System (SCCSS).  It has
enabled robust Command and Control capability of all strategic assets
with round the clock situational awareness in a digitized network
centric environment to decision makers at National Command Centre
(NCC).  The system has the added capability of real time remote
monitoring of missile flight path.