Assessment of Pakistan’s Babur-1B Enhanced Range Cruise Missile

Pakistan has been developing and testing subsonic cruise missiles for more than a decade now. ISPR, Pakistan reported on 21 December 2021 that a successful test been conducted of an enhanced range version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile 1B. Some media reports claim the missile reached 900km range in the 2021 test. In the absence of publicized video or image of the missile during 2021 test, useful information on the missile dimensions and performance can be drawn out from 2018 press release on enhanced range Babur-1B cruise missile; hence the claimed media information shall be corroborated in this article.

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Assessment of Pakistan’s Babur-1B Enhanced Range Cruise Missile

Pakistan has been developing and testing subsonic cruise missiles for more than a decade now. ISPR, Pakistan reported on 21 December 2021 that a successful test been conducted of an enhanced range version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile 1B. Some media reports claim the missile reached 900km range in the 2021 test. In the absence of publicized video or image of the missile during 2021 test, useful information on the missile dimensions and performance can be drawn out from 2018 press release on enhanced range Babur-1B cruise missile; hence the claimed media information shall be corroborated in this article.