Pakistan Navy and Air Force conduct anti-ship cruise missile firings

Pakistan Navy and Air Force conduct anti-ship cruise missile firings
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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafaf Mahmood Abbasi along with Chief of Air Staff Marshall Sohail Aman witnessing missile firing by PNS SAIF out at sea during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIBAT-18. (Photo courtesy: Pakistan Navy)
Pakistan Navy and Air Force conduct anti-ship cruise missile firings
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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafaf Mahmood Abbasi along with Chief of Air Staff Marshall Sohail Aman witnessing missile firing by PNS SAIF out at sea during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIBAT-18. (Photo courtesy: Pakistan Navy)
Pakistan Navy and Air Force conduct anti-ship cruise missile firings
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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafaf Mahmood Abbasi along with Chief of Air Staff Marshall Sohail Aman witnessing missile firing by PNS SAIF out at sea during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIBAT-18. (Photo courtesy: Pakistan Navy)
Updated 05 March 2018

Pakistan Navy and Air Force conduct anti-ship cruise missile firings

Pakistan Navy and Air Force conduct anti-ship cruise missile firings

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force conducted, on Monday, long-range anti-ship cruise missile firings.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, along with Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, witnessed the live weapon firing onboard Pakistan Navy ship NASR.
“The firing was conducted by JF-17 fighter aircraft and Pakistan Navy ship SAIF, which is a multimission F-22P frigate,” the navy said in a statement.
According to the statement, Joint Pakistan Navy (PN) and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) firings were conducted on the final day of Exercise RIBAT-18, which was focused on validating warfighting concepts under the evolving multifaceted threats.
“The hallmark of the exercise was the successful firings of C-802 AK (air-to-surface missile) by PAF JF-17 Thunder aircraft and C-802 (surface-to-surface missile) by PNS SAIF,” the statement read.
The Pakistan Navy media wing said missiles launched from both platforms successfully hit their targets, which not only re-asserted the efficacy of the weapon systems but also manifested the extended range of Joint PN-PAF sea-air operations and the desired synergy between the two services.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi expressed his utmost satisfaction at the operational readiness of the PN fleet and commended officers and others for their professionalism and devotion in the line of duty.
“Pakistan Navy is transforming into a strong and formidable force, fully capable of protecting and advancing the national maritime interests and collaborating in international responsibilities across the Indian Ocean,” Zafar Mahmood said.