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Pakistan successfully tests cruise missile

Thursday, August 11, 2005

On Thursday, Pakistan successfully tested their first cruise missile, becoming the only country to test cruise missiles in the region.

The missile is named Babur, it can carry either a nuclear or a conventional warhead.

According to the military, the missile is a "terrain hugging" missile designed to evade radar. It flies parallel to the ground and has an advanced navigation and guidance system.

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