UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Pakistan has conducted a “successful” test of a cruise missile.
The Ra’ad-II air-to-air missile flight test is Pakistan’s second missile this year and comes amid ongoing tension with its nuclear rival, India.
“Pakistan conducted a successful test flight of a ‘Ra’ad-II’ ‘cross-country rocket launcher with a 600-kilometer radius, which significantly enhances the capability of strategic air-to-ground content over land and sea,” the Pakistani military said.
The military announced that the weapons system is equipped with newer guidance and navigation systems, ensuring the inclusion of high-precision targets.
The military also said the exercise was witnessed by senior military commanders and also released a video of the missile testing.
Last month, Pakistan tested a 290-mile Ghaznavi ballistic missile, just days after India tested its submarine-launched K-4 ballistic missile.
Relations between the two South Asian neighbors have deteriorated since New Delhi revoked the semi-autonomous status of the Jammu and Kashmir region, setting another deadlock last August.
The increased tensions have sparked fears of a new arms race in South Asia.
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