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Pakistan tests ballistic missile, striking target in Arabian Sea

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Pakistan tests ballistic missile, striking target in Arabian Sea

Pakistan yesterday tested a Shaheen-III ballistic missile with a range of 2750 kilometers, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The tests of this rocket were successful.


This was reported by the press service of the Pakistani military department.

The purpose of the launch of the medium-range missile was to re-check its technical and design parameters. This is the second test of this weapons... The first ones took place in 2015.

The target, which the missile struck, was located in the Arabian Sea. The head of the Pakistan Chiefs of Staff, General Nadim Raza, personally attended the flight tests. He stated that the purpose of the country's strategic potential is to contain any aggression against its sovereignty.


Scientists and representatives of the Pakistani Armed Forces accepted congratulations on the successful tests from President Asrif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

A press release from the Ministry of Defense did not indicate whether the missile was capable of carrying a nuclear charge, but the Pakistani military had previously stated this.

Pakistan's development of nuclear missile weapons is primarily aimed at countering the armed forces of India. Like Pakistan, this country is also actively arming and regularly conducting missile tests.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/, Inter-Services Public Relations
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 21 January 2021 12: 29
    +2
    It flies, okay, it can carry the cargo you need, okay too ... how about other necessary things? Accurately hitting, dodging anti-aircraft missiles and other things?
    1. Borik
      Borik 21 January 2021 12: 32
      +1
      Pakistan showed a new toy to India. More than 70 years of enmity between countries. And if something flashes there in earnest, many can be drawn into this conflict.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 January 2021 12: 34
        0
        It can blaze, but no one can win, get real, tangible bonuses ...
        1. Yves762
          Yves762 21 January 2021 14: 43
          0
          Why then? There will be vultures, marauders and the like ...
          Different type and scale, but a common essence. There would be a carcass.
          Actually, it is still necessary to estimate logarithmic to the nose for the consequences of using vigorous drins in such a swing. Moreover, the present and methods are not the same as in X (-e-) Iroshima and Nagasaki
    2. Master
      Master 21 January 2021 14: 22
      +2
      Well, let there be at least 1 km deviation. For Yao, what's the difference.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 January 2021 14: 35
        0
        Overcoming the enemy's missile defense is now no small task.
  2. Tagan
    Tagan 21 January 2021 12: 37
    +2
    Quote: Borik
    Pakistan showed a new toy to India. More than 70 years of enmity between countries. And if something flashes there in earnest, many can be drawn into this conflict.

    It is not for nothing that the S-400 Indians have become more active after long dances. Dances are dances, and "partners" are not asleep.
  3. Petro_tut
    Petro_tut 21 January 2021 12: 39
    -1
    Preparing for kneading
  4. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 21 January 2021 12: 51
    +2
    Although the technology is from the 50s and 60s, India should try hard))
  5. U-58
    U-58 21 January 2021 13: 04
    +3
    Well. Let's be glad for the Pakistani engineers.
    Although ... the contours of the rocket resemble our old lady 8K14 (Scud))))
  6. Max Lebedev
    Max Lebedev 21 January 2021 13: 50
    +11
    The target that the missile struck was located in the Arabian Sea

    Recently, Iran shot back in the same direction, but a little further.
  7. Horst78
    Horst78 21 January 2021 13: 52
    -1
    If they are in conflict with India, why would they need such a range?
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 21 January 2021 13: 55
      +2
      Open the map and take a ruler ...
    2. mag nit
      mag nit 21 January 2021 13: 57
      +1
      Strike from the rear.
  8. Old26
    Old26 21 January 2021 16: 39
    +2
    This is the second test of this weapon. The first ones took place in 2015.

    This is the third test. The first took place on March 9, 2015, the second - on December 11 of the same 2015.

    Quote: rocket757
    It flies, okay, it can carry the cargo you need, okay too ... how about other necessary things? Accurately hitting, dodging anti-aircraft missiles and other things?

    Can ballistic missiles dodge anti-aircraft missiles? laughing Okay, I would still understand warheads if they are guided, and even that is not a fact. But rockets ...

    Quote: U-58
    Well. Let's be glad for the Pakistani engineers.
    Although ... the contours of the rocket resemble our old lady 8K14 (Scud))))

    Only it is solid fuel, in contrast to the SCAD

    Quote: Max Lebedev
    Recently, Iran shot back in the same direction, but a little further.

    A little closer. The maximum range for Iranian missiles was 2000 km (for Ghadr, Emad, Sejil). Solid fuel has even less. At "Dezful" - 700 km, at "Zulfikar" - up to 1000 km, at "Suleimani" - from 1400 to 1800 km. Pakistani "Shahab-3" has a range of 2750 km

    Quote: Horst78
    If they are in conflict with India, why would they need such a range?

    And what, only India can be their adversary?
  9. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO 21 January 2021 16: 47
    -2
    Well done! Let them still try. We need Indian orders. And the more often Pakistanis test missiles, the more accommodating the Indians :)
  10. podpolishik
    podpolishik 21 January 2021 17: 06
    0
    Well, let India have a headache .. Indians do not listen to us on weapons systems and their standardization. Will wait someday.
  11. faiver
    faiver 21 January 2021 17: 15
    0
    Let's be glad for the Pakistani engineers
    - I suspect that these engineers have Chinese names ... bully
    1. Kuzmitsky
      21 January 2021 18: 42
      0
      An interesting combination can turn out - China-Pakistan-Turkey. Or it may not work.