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Pakistan Tests Another Nuke-Ready Missile
Pakistan on Thursday conducted a trial launch of an air-launched cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear or conventional warheads 220 miles, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, May 29).
Islamabad has tested four nuclear-ready missiles since rival India last month conducted the first trial launch of its long-range Agni 5 ballistic missile (see GSN, April 19).
The Pakistani armed forces said the Hatf 8 system is a "low-altitude, terrain-hugging missile with high maneuverability" (Agence France-Presse/Dawn, May 31).
"The state-of-the-art air-launched [Hatf 8] cruise missile ... has stealth capabilities with pinpoint accuracy," Deutsche Presse-Agentur quoted armed forces spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas as saying (Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 31).
North Korea's Procurement Network Strikes Again: Examining How Chinese Missile Hardware Ended Up in Pyongyang
July 31, 2012
Melissa Hanham of the Monterey Institute of International Studies traces the the alleged transfer of missile technology from China to North Korea and discusses the implications for China's nonproliferation efforts.
This article provides an overview of Pakistan’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.