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Pakistan Navy successfully test-fires Harbah cruise missile

Pakistan’s Navy on Wednesday said it successfully carried out the first test of its new Harbah surface-to-surface cruise missile.

The test of the indigenously developed missile was conducted from the newly commissioned fast attack craft PNS Himmat in the Arabian Sea near Karachi.

“The missile accurately hit its target signifying the impressive capabilities of Harbah Naval Weapon System,” Geo News quoted the navy statement as saying.

The Nation reported the missile as a “surface-to-surface anti-ship missile with land attack capability.”

Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi attended the launch.

PNS Himmat, described by Pakistani media as an 63-meter long Azmat-class missile boat with an indigenously built missile system, began sea trials in September 2016 and was officially inducted in the Pakistan Navy in July. The ship was built in collaboration with M/s China Shipbuilding and Offshore Company and Xingang shipyard.

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