PAKISTAN MISSILE SYSTEM



Pakistan

The strategic competition with India has spurred Pakistani efforts to acquire ballistic missiles, which it claims to have done without assistance. Pakistan's missile industry includes a large solid rocket motor production complex and a ballistic missile test facility. Chinese and more recently North Korea assistance has sustained these efforts. Pakistan's missile effort evidently consists of three components:
  • The short range Hatf-1 and Hatf-2, which are apparently of Pakistani design and construction, were developed by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). These missiles seem to have proven a disappointment, due probably in no small measure to their modest range, and do not appear to have entered operational service.
  • The Shaheen series of solid-propellant missiles are imports from China by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), which is also responsible for Pakistan's plutonium bomb program. The Chinese M-11 missile was obtained from China in the early 1990s, and tested with considerable publicity in mid-1999. The longer range Shaheen-I and Shaheen-II appear to correspond to the Chinese M-9 and DF-15, respectively, though there is presently no solid evidence that Pakistan has obtained either missile.
  • More recently, the A.Q. Khan Research Laboratories, which is also responsible for Pakistan's uranium bomb program, has imported and tested the North Korean Nodong missile under the name Ghauri. Imports of the longer range Taepodong missiles may also be under consideration.

Designation
Foreign
derivation
Range (km) Payload (kg) First Launch Operational Inventory Comments
Hatf-1

60-100 500 Jan 1989 testing some?
Hatf-2 Shadoz
280 500 Jan 1989 cancelled none
Shaheen Hatf-3 ? PRC M-11 300 500 15 April 1999 1995? ~34-80?
Shaheen-I Hatf-4 ? PRC M-9 800 500


Shaheen-II Hatf-6 PRC M-18 2,000 09 March 2004
some
Ghauri Hatf-5 DPRK ND-1 1,350-1,500 700 kg 06 April 1998 1998? some Also flown by North Korea (No-dong) and Iran (Shehab-3).
Ghauri-III Abdali DPRK TD-1 ?? 2,500


Tipu
DPRK TD-2 ?? 4,000


Ghaznavi

?,000


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PAKISTAN MISSILE SYSTEM


Pakistan

The strategic competition with India has spurred Pakistani efforts to acquire ballistic missiles, which it claims to have done without assistance. Pakistan's missile industry includes a large solid rocket motor production complex and a ballistic missile test facility. Chinese and more recently North Korea assistance has sustained these efforts. Pakistan's missile effort evidently consists of three components:
  • The short range Hatf-1 and Hatf-2, which are apparently of Pakistani design and construction, were developed by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). These missiles seem to have proven a disappointment, due probably in no small measure to their modest range, and do not appear to have entered operational service.
  • The Shaheen series of solid-propellant missiles are imports from China by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), which is also responsible for Pakistan's plutonium bomb program. The Chinese M-11 missile was obtained from China in the early 1990s, and tested with considerable publicity in mid-1999. The longer range Shaheen-I and Shaheen-II appear to correspond to the Chinese M-9 and DF-15, respectively, though there is presently no solid evidence that Pakistan has obtained either missile.
  • More recently, the A.Q. Khan Research Laboratories, which is also responsible for Pakistan's uranium bomb program, has imported and tested the North Korean Nodong missile under the name Ghauri. Imports of the longer range Taepodong missiles may also be under consideration.

Designation
Foreign
derivation
Range (km) Payload (kg) First Launch Operational Inventory Comments
Hatf-1

60-100 500 Jan 1989 testing some?
Hatf-2 Shadoz
280 500 Jan 1989 cancelled none
Shaheen Hatf-3 ? PRC M-11 300 500 15 April 1999 1995? ~34-80?
Shaheen-I Hatf-4 ? PRC M-9 800 500


Shaheen-II Hatf-6 PRC M-18 2,000 09 March 2004
some
Ghauri Hatf-5 DPRK ND-1 1,350-1,500 700 kg 06 April 1998 1998? some Also flown by North Korea (No-dong) and Iran (Shehab-3).
Ghauri-III Abdali DPRK TD-1 ?? 2,500


Tipu
DPRK TD-2 ?? 4,000


Ghaznavi

?,000


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