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Ra'ad air-launched cruise missile

Country of Origin: Pakistan


The Ra'ad is an air-launched cruise missile developed by Pakistan as part of its Hatf strategic missile program. Under the latter, each weapon system is given a numerical designation (Hatf VIII in this case) and in many cases an individual name.

The Ra'ad (Thunder) follows the Babur (Hatf VII) ground-launched cruise missile. It is not an air-launched derivative of the Babur, but a new design developed specifically for the air-launched role. It is believed to make use of some...

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