Pakistan Sends Up a New Cruise Missile
Posted on Aug 25, 2007
Pakistan has put on another act in the ongoing show of military prowess between the South Asian nation and its neighbor India by successfully testing a new cruise missile, the Hatf VIII (aka Raad, or thunder in Arabic), which is designed to carry an array of different nuclear warheads.
Tension between Pakistan and India has decreased in recent months amid a series of bilateral overtures.
The missile “has been designed exclusively for launch from a variety of Pakistan’s air platforms, providing these with a strategic stand-off capability on land and at sea,” the Pakistani military said.
“The Raad can carry all types of warheads and has an accuracy comparable to Pakistan’s longer Babar cruise missile,” the statement said.