Pakistan conducts successful training launch of ‘Fatah-II’ rocket system

Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful training launch of guided multi-launch rocket system ‘Fatah-II’, which is capable of engaging targets with high precision up to a range of 400 kilometres, the army said. The launch of Fatah-II Guided Rocket System was aimed at perfecting the launch drills and procedures, the army said in a statement.

“Equipped with state-of-the-art navigation system, unique trajectory and manoeuvrable features, Fatah-II is capable of engaging targets with high precision and defeating any missile defence system,” it said.

At the World Defense Show Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) of Pakistan showcased the new Fatah-II long range guided rocket, which first test took place on 27 December 2023

Moreover, the army also announced that “Fatah -II is being inducted in Pakistan’s Artillery Divisions for stand-off, precision engagement of deep targets,” and its induction would significantly upgrade the reach and lethality of the army’s conventional arsenal.

Fatah-II provides more bang for Pakistan’s buck because it has low production and operational costs compared to sensitive systems like SRBMs. Ballistic missiles have high maintenance and operational costs and require separate storage sites and staff to maintain them, while Fatah-II can easily blend with the MLRS fleet. Besides, the sensor-to-shooter response time of Fatah-II is significantly shorter, making it a preferable choice for operational commanders.

In that context, Fatah-II strengthens Pakistan’s conventional strike capabilities, allowing it to conduct interdiction missions deep into the enemy heartland. For the first time, rear Indian military bases, ammunition depots, logistics hubs, and air bases are within the striking range of Pakistan’s conventional artillery munitions.

The flight test was witnessed by the senior army officers, scientists and engineers.

President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the senior army officers congratulated the participating troops and scientists on this achievement.

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