Pakistan Test-Fires Fatah 2, a Long-Range Precision Strike Weapon

This missile has a range of about 400km
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  • 04:40 AM, December 28, 2023
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Pakistan Test-Fires Fatah 2, a Long-Range Precision Strike Weapon
Fatah-II guided multi-launch rocket system

Pakistan has test-fired its new indigenous long-range precision strike weapon, the Fatah 2, with a range of around 400km.

The test, carried out by the military's media branch, marks a substantial leap forward compared to its predecessor, the Fatah 1, which boasts a range of approximately 140km.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Wednesday that the Fatah 2 is "equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, a sophisticated navigation system, and a unique flight trajectory." Footage of the test released by ISPR reveals that the Fatah 2 is a two-round guided multiple launch rocket system, based on the Chinese Taian TAS5450 eight-wheel-drive chassis.

The Fatah 1, manufactured by Global Industrial Defence Solutions, is designed "to precisely attack and destroy enemy’s group and area targets, such as military bases, massive armored troops, missile launching sites, large airports, harbors, and other important facilities." It is an eight-round guided multiple rocket launch system also based on the Taian chassis.

Observers suggest that the Fatah 2 may target India’s S-400 air defense system, serving as a decoy to facilitate a combat drone strike amid the bombardment.

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