Pakistan is the First Country in South Asia to Test the “Ultimate Nuclear Missile”

United States Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) has confirmed that Pakistan successfully test-fired a ballistic missile with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV). The nuclear-capable MIRV missile got its first successful test launch back in January 2017.

Pakistan Army announced about the test-fire, however, many doubted the claim saying that Pakistan lacks the technology to develop the missile. However, the doubts have been put to rest by the United States report confirming the test of MIRV missile.


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The Report

DIA submitted a report about worldwide threats to the US Congress and it says;

In January 2017, Pakistan conducted the first test launch of its nuclear-capable Ababeel ballistic missile, demonstrating South Asia’s first MIRV payload.


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MIRV missile is a small-sized warhead capable of delivering nuclear payloads at different locations in one go. This technology is often referred to as the Ultimate Nuclear Missle system since it allows for long-range and destructive attacks. Some experts even call it “the most dangerous nuclear threat no one was talking about.”

Pakistan Army, informing about capabilities of MIRV missile, stated;

Pakistan has conducted its first successful flight test of Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Ababeel, which has a maximum range of 2,200 kilometers. The missile is capable of delivering multiple warheads, using Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology. [The test was aimed at] validating the various design and technical parameters.


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After this press release by Pak Army,  Center for Strategic and International Studies questioned the authenticity of the test saying;

Some experts have expressed skepticism as to whether Pakistan has indeed surmounted the various technological hurdles required for MIRVed missiles. MIRV warheads are typically much smaller than unitary warheads, and thus require greater miniaturization. It is unclear if the country has manufactured a miniaturized nuclear warhead small enough to use in a MIRV.

However, it is now clear that Pakistan has successfully developed missiles that can be carried by MIRV.

According to reports, Pakistani missile designers received some help from Chinese scientists in designing the Ababeel warhead. The design is said to be similar to the previously owned missiles, Shaheen-II and Shaheen-II with a large nose cone.

The Ababeel program started in the mid-2000s and according to multiple reports, it was initiated to defeat India’s ballistic-missile defense system. Pak Army’s report stated;

Development of Ababeel Weapon System is aimed at ensuring survivability of Pakistan’s ballistic missiles in the growing regional Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) environment.

MIRV comes in handy during counterforce attacks and defeating the opposition’s missile defenses. Pakistan is the second country in Asia to have confirmed MIRV capabilities. The US confirmed that China had the technology back in 2015. France, Britain, Russia and the United States also have MIRVed missiles. With this, Pakistan has gained an upper hand against India’s military and nuclear capabilities.

Pakistan is also the only Muslim country in the world to hold any kind of nuclear warheads.

Via The National Interest


  • Muhammad Abrar Ali

    Proud

    :)

    • continuedhere

      You should be proud of the 57% literacy rate too.

      • Muhammad Abrar Ali

        Aidaan di soch nhi meri k Literacy Rate le k betha ranwa

        There are too many Problems which you have to solve ur self

        And I am not supporting any Party here

        Just me

        :)

      • Muhammad Kamran

        You should be proud of worst infrastructure in every department. You should be proud of worst passport in the world….

      • Arasheed

        57% Literacy despite Moullvi and illiterate Talibans concentrating on BEARDS and not on technology ??

      • Ali Imran

        aap jesy logon ka mindset yeh hai k koi b achi khabar pe kisi ko khush na hony do. Bcha paida hota hai tou rona shoru kr dety ho k aik din is ny mar jana hai.
        Dur sy salam.

  • Azy

    MashaAllah……………long live Pakistan
    Thanks to Army Strategic Setup for giving enough deterrence to the safety of beloved land

    • continuedhere

      This is not a defensive weapon

      • Muhammad Abrar Ali

        Hor ki Amb Choopan lai bnaya j

        :/

      • F. Lampard

        There is something called “counter-attack” in case one is attacked and as a result there is a counter-attack, I am not trying to defend these nukes here, but the fact is they have been present and nearby surroundings … Not good!

      • Ahsan Shah

        None of the weapons is defensive but we as humankind are heading towards self destruction so everyone gotta be on-board for the party. Kitna bura lgy ga agr sb countries nuke-nuke khel rhi hon or hmary pas missile hi na ho :(

      • Javaid Khan

        Offense is the best defensive capability.

      • Ahmad Afzal

        Have you heard of something known as ‘Deterrence’ ?

        • Bilal Majeed

          Nope his mind is too weak for that kind of talk
          He is good in only one thing “CRITICIZE”

          • Ahmad Afzal

            guessed so…..

    • PakSci

      You should be thankful to Pakistani Scientists working day and night; not Army busy in pulling the legs of politicians.

      • Ahmad Afzal

        Every aspect of Pakistan’s Nuclear Programme and Strategies is designed and implemented by Army Strategic Force Command. You can’t separate Nuclear scientists from ASFC.

        • Faisal

          Are you sure? There’s not ONLY Army Strategic Force Command, there’s Naval Strategic Force Command, there’s Air Strategic Force Command as well!

          Not every Nuclear aspect is handled by Army, all forces have a joint setup also known as Joint Staff Headquarters or JS HQs under which works Strategic Plans Division (SPD) which is a Secretariat of National Command Authority (NCA), an authority which ultimately handles Nuclear assets and is being headed by Prime Minister of Pakistan, a civilian!

          • Ahmad Afzal

            Headed by PM, a civilian, YES, but on Paper. Everyone knows who’s the ultimate decision making power. And you are right about the chain of command that works. My point was actually that army’s part in developing Nuclear weapons and Strategies is as equal as the scientists. Scientists have knowledge and skills, but they need a framework and system to work under, which is ultimately handled by Army command. You very well know that COAS has more informal decision making power over other authorities.

  • continuedhere

    Is it idolatory to worship missiles or is there a loophole for that in Islam?

    • F. Lampard

      that is a dumb question, move on!

      • Askarian

        He’s a troll. Ignore.

  • ahmed

    Proud of what exactly?
    No real framework for health and education and we are being proud of MIRVs.

  • Ahsan Shah

    “Pakistan has successfully developed missiles that can be carried by MIRV”

    Seriously????
    Thori definitions dekh lety post se pehly Aitzaz Hasan sb!

  • Akram, Lahore

    Not to dampen the spirits. But, Pakistan is not the first to test the MIRV in south Asia. Source Wikipedia. It would be nice for propakistani to research before posting.

  • prince umar

    Sary budget isi py kharach kar dety mulk L*N taraqi kary ga. no education no hospitals no security . misile bana liya

  • prince umar

    light ati nai aur tum sary budget bomb banany main laga do G**d mein dal do awam k