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With the recent test, i noticed that this section does not have a dedicated thread to Pakistan missile assets thus i am making this thread a sticky which is to contain all news regarding tests, current missile assets and missile developments. This thread can also contain history of Pakistan's missile development as well as Nuclear Ambitions as well. So with that the opening post can be of the recent test.

Army conducts successful flight test of Fatah-II missile​


RAWALPINDI:
The Pakistan Army conducted a successful flight test of the Fatah-II missile system, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday.

The missile is equipped with "state of the art avionics" and a sophisticated navigation system, enabling a unique flight trajectory.

The military's media wing added that the weapon system can engage targets with precision out to a distance of 400 kilometres.

The test was witnessed by senior officers from the tri-services, scientists and engineers, said the ISPR.



Not to be confused with the Iranian Fatteh series, which is a largely ballistic missile system, Fateh is a 400 KM range Artillery surface to surface missile whereas its previous version Fateh I has a range of 150 KM.

The Fateh I unveiling was done in 2021 wherein many stated that Pakistan focusing on increasing its tactical potency by concentrating on such missile rockets. Before the test, there was news that Pakistan was developing the second version of the Fateh Missile as evidenced in the following article;

he commercial representative of Pakistan’s state-owned defence producers, i.e., Global Industrial and Defence Solutions (GIDS), revealed that a new variant of the Fatah-series of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) is under development. Called the Fatah-II, the new MLRS will offer a range of 250 km, a significant improvement compared to the Fatah-I, which has a range of 140 km.

Of the new weapon systems revealed by GIDS, the Fatah-II is likely among the ones nearing completion or operational induction in the near-term. Once inducted, the Fatah-II will complement the Fatah-I, Chinese A-100, Yarmouk-series, and Nasr tactical ballistic missile (TBM) in Pakistan’s rocket artillery inventory.

In 2019, Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) referenced two indigenous MLRS programs in development, a standard MLRS and an “extended-range” MLRS. Originally, it was believed that the initial MLRS variant was the A-100, and, in turn, the Fatah-I was the “extended-range” system. However, in light of the Fatah-II, it is now apparent that the MoDP was referring to two domestic programs whereby Fatah-I was the standard MLRS and, subsequently, the Fatah-II was the “extended-range” version.

The Fatah-II will leverage a satellite navigation-aided inertial navigation system (INS) to provide a precision-guided strike capability. It will have a circular probable error (CEP) of less than 10 m. The preceding Fatah-I likely uses a similar guidance system, hence forming a short and long-range precision strike grouping for the Pakistan Army’s (PA) rocket artillery forces.

Currently, it seems that the PA is gradually building a multi-layered rocket artillery inventory, one consisting of multiple types of guided munitions. The Fatah-series would likely form the larger set of the non-strategic munitions, potentially being 400 mm caliber rockets.


It will strengthen our defense immensely. It is important to understand that Pakistan's military focus is India-Centric meaning that we dont need to make missile series above 3000KM which we did with the Shaheen Series. Now we need to advance the tech and focus on making our missile systems more deadly and accurate and considering the fact that any military confrontation will have a military conflict zone of 100KM at best, we need to make sure our short term capability is at the maximum which is a much deadlier, cheaper and more effective methodology than dreaming about ICBMs like Timur which would be nonsensical to say the least.
 

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Some serious fire power. Looks like the range has been enhanced from previously cited 250km to 400km. Will it be offered for export like Fatah-1?
 

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Some serious fire power. Looks like the range has been enhanced from previously cited 250km to 400km. Will it be offered for export like Fatah-1?
It should be. While the weapons market is filled with politics, it does offer a good option on the table with less cost and high performance. however we should look into market penetration with Fateh I.. All in all i am happy somebody is using their brain and are focused on tactical defense and offense which is the cornerstone of our military doctrine.
 

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It should be. While the weapons market is filled with politics, it does offer a good option on the table with less cost and high performance. however we should look into market penetration with Fateh I.. All in all i am happy somebody is using their brain and are focused on tactical defense and offense which is the cornerstone of our military doctrine.

These are more like Operational fire though.

iirc, long time ago BD bought some unguided short range MLRS from Pakistan.
 

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Good development
Hope it's our own Iskander type missile.
400km is a huge range so can be fired from deep inside Pakistan enhancing its survivability on ground
"Unique Flight Trajectory" this term is interesting.
 

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It should be. While the weapons market is filled with politics, it does offer a good option on the table with less cost and high performance. however we should look into market penetration with Fateh I.. All in all i am happy somebody is using their brain and are focused on tactical defense and offense which is the cornerstone of our military doctrine.
GIDS is doing some good work to push Pak UAVs for export.
Some representatives from Various countries were invited to see live firing from Shahpar 2 B2
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GIDS should hold live fire demo of Taimur & Fatah-2 also.
 

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