Islamabad, January 10: Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired its first ever submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III with range of 450 kilometres, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.
It was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy.
Babur-III is a sea-based variant of ground-launched cruise missile Babur-II, which was successfully tested earlier in December last.
It has been built with state of the art technology, including underwater controlled propulsion and advanced navigation features.
Babur-III also features terrain-hugging and sea-skimming flight capabilities to evade hostile radars and air defences, in addition to other stealth technologies.