Pakistan test fires short range missile Hatf IX (NASR)

Pakistan today conducted a successful test fire of Short Range Surface to Surface Missile Hatf IX (NASR), said ISPR.

The test fire was conducted with successive launches of two missiles from a state of the art multi tube launcher.

NASR, with a range of 60 km, and inflight maneuver capability can carry nuclear warheads of appropriate yield, with high accuracy.

Additionally NASR has been specially designed to defeat all known Anti Tactical Missile Defence Systems.

The missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads for delivery over short ranges is said to possess ‘shoot and scoot’ attributes, which refer to the military tactic of firing at a target with accuracy and immediately relocating to another position to avoid counter-fire from enemy positions.

The successful test has also been appreciated by the President and Prime Minister who have congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding success.