COAS General Raheel Sharif witnesses firing of FM-90 air defence missile system

11 May, 2015 10:50 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday visited Air Defence firing Ranges near Karachi and witnessed firing of FM-90 air defence missile system, recently inducted into the Army.

According to a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the exercise marked the culmination of the induction training of the new system.

All weather, surface-to-air missile FM-90, with a capability to engage aerial target including cruise missiles, drones and air-to-surface guided missiles can operate under adverse electronic counter measures (ECM) environments.

The FM-90 missile system has the ability to engage multiple types of target at one time. The system enhances Pakistan’s air defence capability both in range and accuracy.

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Addressing the officers and troops of Army Air Defence, the COAS appreciated the training standards achieved. He also emphasized the importance of Air

Defence in modern warfare and the need for continuous upgradation of equipment as well as training to defeat a wide threat spectrum.

Earlier on arrival at firing Ranges, the COAS was received by Lt-Gen Zahid Latif Mirza, Commander Army Air Defence Command.




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