Coupled with lethal array of submarine/air launched long range missiles and MIRV (Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle
) considered ultimate in nuclear missile technology, this becomes a potent strike force that can pierce the heart of the enemy's defences with precision causing unimaginable destruction.
In response to India's BMD system, Pakistan has test-fired Babur-III submarine, launched cruise missile (SLCM) and Ababeel surface to surface ballistic missile capable of delivering multiple warheads using Multiple Independently-targetable Re-entry Vehicle
In response to India's BMD system, Pakistan has also test-fired Babur-III submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM) and Ababeel surface to surface ballistic missile capable of delivering multiple warheads using Multiple Independently-target able Re-entry vehicle
Both interceptors zeroed in on a re-entry vehicle
that had been launched 4,000 miles away atop an intercontinental-range missile, the Pentagon said.
Three successful ICBM tests and a nuclear explosion an order of magnitude larger than previous tests supported the now widely held view that North Korea has the ability to get an armed ICBM to the continental US The only major question mark remaining for North Korea's ICBM capabilities is the lack of a proven re-entry vehicle
. Whilst this is certainly a big question mark, re-entry vehicles
can be tested in controlled conditions independent of full ICBM tests, reducing the value of further such tests.
Pakistan successfully launched its Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle
(MIRV) "Ababeel" ballistic missile in 2017 with a range of 2200 km.
Iran in September 2016 started mass-production of home-made Zolfaqar missile that carries a Multiple Re-entry Vehicle
payload and can destroy targets in distances up to 700km in range with a zero margin of error.
According to Pakistan's National Command Authority, Pakistan's Ababeel, a multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle
(MIRV), was equipped and operational to counter the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system of India.
official noted that Pyongyang still had not tested a reliable re-entry vehicle
capable of surviving a high-velocity trip through the Earth's atmosphere and delivering a nuclear warhead.
The missile is believed to have the capability to deliver both nuclear and conventional payloads and could also be designed to deliver a maneuverable re-entry vehicle
instead of an HGV.
Pakistan's defensive strategy, he said, has had an effective counterterrorism mechanism, developing low-yield weapons, sea-based deterrent, achieving multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle
capability, and long-range ballistic missiles.
The missile is capable of delivering multiple warheads, using Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle