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Pakistan successfully conducts flight test of Ababeel Weapon System: Army

ISLAMABAD (PTI): Pakistan has successfully conducted the flight test of Ababeel Weapon System to further strengthen its deterrence, the army said.

The latest test of the ballistic missile system was aimed at "re-validating various design, technical parameters, and performance evaluation of different sub-systems," said a statement on Wednesday by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) - the media wing of army.

"The missile system is aimed at strengthening deterrence and enhancing strategic stability in the region through the operationalisation of Full Spectrum Deterrence in the overall construct of Credible Minimum Deterrence," it stated.

No details about the missile system have been provided by the army.

The launch was witnessed by General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), and senior officers, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

Gen Mirza appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of all those who contributed towards the successful test.

President Arif Alvi, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar and the services chiefs congratulated all members of the strategic forces on the achievement.

In 2021, Pakistan successfully conducted a test flight of locally developed Fatah-1 Guided Multi-Launch Rocket System. The rocket system has a range of 140 kilometers.

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