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Shaheen 1-A: nuclear-capable ballistic missile successfully test-fired

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    27th Mar, 2021


Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Shaheen 1-A, which was aimed at re-validating the design and technical parameters of the weapon system.

About Shaheen-1A missile

  • It is a medium-range ballistic missile. It is a solid fuel-based missile.
  • It is named after a species of Falcon which is found in the mountains of Pakistan.
  • Range: The missile has a range of 900 kilometers
  • Launching platformTransporter erector launcher (TEL), spaceport
  • DesignerNational Defence Complex(NDC)
  • Codename: The missile is given the name "Hatf–IV.
  • Accurate missile system: It is equipped with a very sophisticated and advanced guidance system, which provides it a high level of accuracy.
  • Operational range of the Shaheen group of missiles: Shaheen (750km) Shaheen I (900km); Shaheen IA (1000km)

Some other recent launches

  • In February, Pakistan test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Ghaznavi having a range of 290 Kilometres.
  • The first version of Ganznavi is in service with the Pakistan Army's strategic command since 2004.