Pak Navy successfully test-fires surface-to-air missiles

Karachi, Dec 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Navy has successfully fired surface-to-air missiles in Sonmiani to test its air defence capability.

A combination of SAM series was tested on Monday, which gave the navy the flexibility to operate with a range of missiles and strengthen the ground-based air defence, the Dawn reports.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir and Air Defence Commander Vice Admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar witnessed the drill, in which all the missiles successfully hit their targets.

Admiral Bashir praised the efforts put in by the air defence battalion of coastal command, and urged officers and men to ensure an impeccable defence.

The Commander of Marines said in a briefing on the occasion that air threat, being very dynamic in nature, had assumed multiple dimensions in today's warfare, and was continuously changing with rapid technological developments.

The induction of the state of the art weapons and equipment would augment Pakistan Navy's ground-based air defence capabilities against hi-tech aircraft and incoming missiles, he added.

The missiles are equipped with highly sensitive infrared homing head that can intercept high-speed aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. These SAMs are 'Fire and Forget' type missiles. (ANI)

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