Pakistan conducted successful flight test of air launched cruise missile Ra’ad-II on February 18, 2020 which with a range of 600 km, significantly enhances air-delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea. The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance and navigation systems ensuring engagement of targets with high precision.
The successful flight test was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Chairman NESCOM Dr. Nabeel Hayat Malik, senior officers from SPD, Strategic Forces and Strategic Organizations.
Director General SPD appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists and engineers who contributed whole-heartedly to develop the weapon system and making this launch a success. He also termed it “a major step towards complementing Pakistan’s deterrence capability”. The President, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and services chiefs also congratulated the scientists and engineers on the successful conduct of missile test.
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