Pakistan showcased its new anti-ship cruise missile Harbah for the first time at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) in Qatar.
The missile was developed for the Pakistan Navy to create an indigenous anti-ship missile solution for its vessels. The country currently deploys the missile on several naval platforms.
The Pakistan Navy Flotilla, including PNS Shamsheer, PNS Azmat, and Kolachi, also participated in the 11th DIMDEX conference last week.
Harbah Anti-Ship Missile
A non-nuclear, “fire and forget” weapon system, the Harbah was developed from the Babur family of missiles by state-owned Global Industrial Defence Solutions.
The medium-range ship-launched cruise missile can strike land and sea targets up to 280 kilometers (174 miles) away at a speed of 988 kilometers (614 miles) per hour in all weather conditions.
It uses a Digital Scene Matching Area Correlator camera, radar, and infrared seeker to follow and strike targets. The Harbah has a modular design with further enhancements to boost its capabilities.
In January 2018, Pakistan announced the successful testing of the missile from the Azmat class fast attack craft PNS Himmat in the Arabian Sea.
About DIMDEX 2022
DIMDEX 2022 showcased products from more than 200 companies from 20 countries, including 32 firms from the Turkish defense industry.
In addition to Pakistan, several other countries, including China, France, Germany, Italy, and the US, set up pavilions at the exhibition.
The three-day biennial exhibition came as Qatar expands its military cooperation with international allies. The country has signed billions in defense deals with international defense firms.