Army successfully conducts training launch of Fatah-II

Fatah-II is equipped with navigation system, unique trajectory, manoeuvrable features

By
Zarmeen Zehra
  • Missile capable of engaging targets with high precision.
  • Fatah-II is being inducted in Pakistan’s Artillery Divisions.
  • Rocket launch witnessed by chief of the general staff of army.

In a major boost to Pakistan’s arsenal, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday successfully conducted the training launch of Fatah-II Guided Rocket System, said the military’s media wing in a statement.

The rocket system, which has a range of 400 kilometres, is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation system, unique trajectory and manoeuvrable features. The missile is capable of “engaging targets with high precision and defeating any missile defence system”.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), today’s launch was aimed at perfecting the launch drills and procedures.

“Fatah-II is being inducted in Pakistan’s Artillery Divisions for stand-off, precision engagement of deep targets. The rocket system will significantly upgrade the reach and lethality of Pakistan Army’s conventional arsenal,” said the ISPR.

The rocket system’s launch was witnessed by chief of the general staff of Pakistan Army, senior officers from the three services and dedicated scientists and engineers.

“President, prime minister of Pakistan, chairman joint chiefs of staff committee, chief of army staff and all Services Chiefs congratulated participating troops and scientists on this excellent achievement,” said the ISPR.