The Pakistani military has been widely recognized as skilled, and capable, and has significantly contributed to joint militaries and global peacekeeping efforts. The military is not only well-trained and effective, but Pakistan also makes an effort to keep it technologically up to date with the standards of conventional defense. This is particularly important as threats and attacks from increasingly technologically advanced terrorist organizations continue to plague the region, and as relations with neighbouring India continue to border on rocky.
In this vein, it is significant to note that Pakistan successfully tested a guided Multi-Launch Rocket System yesterday. Guided MLRS systems’ primary role is to hit targets without leaving behind unexploded ordnance. The system is called Fatah-1 and is indigenously produced technology, which is an added honour. It is an extended-range version of typical MLRS systems and can carry the conventional warhead. The range is 140km. It is designed to allow precise target engagement even over a distance.
According to Defense Analysts, the system is not only long-lasting, fast, and accurate, it is also difficult to intercept, which adds to its utility as a weapon.
Pakistani government leaders such as the Prime Minister and President, as well as military leaders such as the Chief of Army Staff and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee have all congratulated the scientists and troops involved in developing this system and conducting the test flight. This is another milestone in Pakistan’s long-standing legacy of ensuring the nation’s security mechanism is at par or more capable than any threats that are faced.