Pakistan tests long-range missile

April 21st, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, April 21 (Xinhua) Pakistan Monday test-fired a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, said Dawn News. This is the first training launch of the Hatf-VI, also called Shaheen-II, long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads, according to the report.

The missile has a range of over 2,000 km. The Shaheen-II variant is a ballistic missile, which is the longer-range variant of Shaheen-I missile.

It uses a two-stage solid propellant motor and is Pakistan’s largest and most capable ballistic missile.

Shaheen-II was successfully test-fired for the first time March 9, 2004.

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