Pakistan Navy successfully fires anti-ship missile from helicopter
September 23, 2017
By Naveed Siddiqui
The Pakistan Navy successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile from its Sea King helicopter in northern Arabian Sea on Saturday. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the missile firing demonstration, a press release issued by the navy said. The anti-ship missile fired from the Sea King helicopter into the open sea successfully hit its target.
According to the navy spokesperson, Zakaullah said the successful firing demonstration was a testament to Pakistan Navy's war preparedness and professional capabilities. The naval chief also visited the fleet units stationed in the sea and witnessed the sea exercises being carried out by naval fleet. "I am proud of Pakistan Navy fleet's war preparations," Zakaullah said, adding that the navy will safeguard the sea borders and interests of Pakistan at every cost.
Earlier in March, the navy had conducted a successful test of a land-based, anti-ship missile. That trial was conducted from the coastal region and the missile secured a hit on a target placed at sea. The Pakistan Navy in May received the seven surplus Westland Sea King multi-role helicopters it had ordered from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016.
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