COAS and CAS Convey Commendation at the Induction of LY-80
Pakistan Army Air Defence displayed its firepower capability at Air Defence firing ranges near Karachi on January 10, 2019. Firing by all air defence weapon systems marked the culmination of the two-week long Exercise Al Bayza 2019.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the firepower display. The hallmark of the event was the first-ever fire by LY-80, a recently inducted Long Range Air Defence Weapon System. Induction of LY-80 has realized the goal of a comprehensive, layered and integrated air defence capability with enhanced lethality.
Interacting with the officers and troops, COAS congratulated Army Air Defence for successfully conducting the firepower capability display. He stated that LY-80 has greatly enhanced air defence capability of both Army Air Defence and PAF, collectively strengthening Pakistan’s air space and its defence. CAS Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also congratulated Pakistan Army for induction of LY-80 which has reinforced Pakistan’s overall air defence capability.
Commander Karachi Corps, Commander Army Air Defence Command and number of other senior commanders and principal staff officers also witnessed the event.
Training Launch of Nasr Carried Out Successfully
Civil and Military Leadership Praise the Enhanced Operational Efficiency
Pakistan successfully conducted training launch of short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Nasr to enhance the operational efficiency of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) and re-validate the desired technical parameters. This training exercise involved launching of quad salvo for desired effects. Nasr – a high precision, shoot and scoot weapon system with the ability of in-flight maneuverability – has augmented Full Spectrum Deterrence posture, remaining within the precincts of the policy of Credible Minimum Deterrence, against prevailing and evolving threat spectrum more effectively, including enemy’s ballistic missile defence and other Air Defence Systems.
The launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC), Chairman NESCOM, senior officers from ASFC, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations. The CJCSC appreciated the standard of training and operational preparedness of ASFC and congratulated the scientists and engineers on developing this sophisticated weapon system to enhance Pakistan's deterrence capability. He expressed his complete confidence in effective command, control and security of all strategic assets and measures being taken to augment these aspects.
The President and Prime Minister of Pakistan and services chiefs have also conveyed their congratulations on successful conduct of the training launch.
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