Missiles of Pakistan
- Pakistan’s missile program is rapidly evolving, achieving greater accuracy, payload capacity, and range.
- The strategic competition with India has spurred Pakistani efforts to acquire ballistic missiles.
- Pakistan remains a non-signatory to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
- Pakistan sees its ballistic and cruise missile programs as key to its strategy to deliver nuclear weapons.
- It continues to balance against India’s conventional superiority and follows a high-frequency testing schedule.
- Pakistan has a variety of deployed ballistic missiles ranging from tactical battlefield weapons to medium-range ballistic systems with the ability to hit any target in India.
- Pakistan currently deploys three tiers of ballistic missiles: battlefield short range ballistic missiles (BSRBMs), short range ballistic missiles (SRBM), and medium range ballistic missiles (MRBMs).
- A ballistic missle is a delivery vehicle powered by a liquid or solid fueled rocket that primarily travels in a ballistic (free-fall) trajectory).
- A cruise missile is an unmanned self-propelled guided vehicle that sustains flight through aerodynamic lift for most of its flight path.
|#||Name||Type||First Launch||Range Km||Payload Kg||Warhead||Variations|
|1||Hatf-1||SRBM (Short-Range Ballistic Missile)||1989||100||500||Conventional||Hatf 1A and Hatf 1B|
|2||Hatf-2 (Abdali)||SRBM (Short-Range Ballistic Missile)||1989||200||450||Conventional|
|3||Hatf-3 (Ghaznavi)||SRBM (Short-Range Ballistic Missile)||1999||240||700||Conventional/ Nuclear|
|4||Hatf- 4 (Shaheen 1)||SRBM (Short-Range Ballistic Missile)||750||700||Conventional/ Nuclear||Shaheen 1A|
|5||Hatf- 5 (Ghauri)||MRBM (Medium-Range Ballistic Missile)||1998||1500||700||Conventional/ Nuclear|
|6||Hatf-6 (Shaheen 2)||MRBM (Medium-Range Ballistic Missile)||2014||2000||700||Conventional/ Nuclear|
|7||Hatf-7 (Babur)||Short-Range Cruise Missile||2005||700||500||Conventional/ Nuclear|
|8||Hatf-8 (Ra’ad)||Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM)||2007||350||Conventional/ Nuclear||Ra’ad 2|
|9||Hatf-9 (Nasr)||SRBM (Short-range Ballistic Missile)||2014||120||400||Conventional/ Nuclear|
|10||Shaheen- 3||MRBM (Medium-Range Ballistic Missile)||2015||2750||Conventional/ Nuclear|
|11||Ababeel||MRBM (Medium-Range Ballistic Missile)||2017||2200||Conventional/ Nuclear|