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Live Weapons Firing 2012


Islamabad, December 21, 2012 (PPI-OT): In an impressive display of fire power, recently inducted ships in Pakistan Naval Fleet conducted ‘Missile Firing” in North Arabian Sea on 19 and 21 Dec 12. Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, Chief of the Naval Staff, along with Chairman NESCOM M Irfan Burney were present onboard PNS ZULFIQUAR to witness the Test Firings. The spectacular display included firings of a variety of modern missiles including the maiden Land Attack Missile (LAM). All the missiles successfully engaged the targets with pinpoint accuracy.

This mega weapon firing event demonstrated lethality, precision and efficacy of modern weapon systems onboard PN Fleet surface platforms. Operationalization of Land Attack capability ushers in a new era and a quantum increase in combat potential of Pakistan Navy.

Successful Firing is reflective of Fleet high state of readiness and professionalism. While reassuring Pakistan Navy’s commitment and capability to defend the motherland, this firing reaffirms credibility of deterrence at sea.

Chief of the Naval Staff while witnessing the event expressed his satisfaction and appreciated operational preparedness of Pakistan Navy Fleet units. He praised the PN Fleet personnel for their untiring and professional conduct of weapon firings and emphasized the need to remain ever ready to respond to any challenge to our national security. He also stated that Govt is cognizant of PN’s developmental needs and all out efforts are being made to address critical capability gaps.

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +9221 2006 3210
Cell: +92333 217 1764 and +92300 217 1038



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