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Pakistani Ballistic Missile (Ghauri/Hatf V) Test Failed

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    Pakistani Ballistic Missile Test Failed


    ISLAMABAD — Despite the official announcement that the Nov. 28 test of the Ghauri/Hatf V (Vengeance V) ballistic missile was successful, reports in the local media indicate the missile in fact disintegrated.

    The reports were accompanied by images of the missile debris that fell in and around villages in the district of Dadu in the southern province of Sind. They were reportedly quickly secured by the police and then removed by the military.

    One piece of the debris was clearly marked “‘Flight Control Computer.’’ Other images show a mass of wires among tubular metal pieces.

    The military’s Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) media branch admitted the debris were part of the Ghauri, but reiterated its earlier claim that the test was a “complete success.”

    “The missile during its flight remained within the designated flight path and corridor. The metal parts found in a remote area of Dadu, as reported in media today, were part of the motor body, which separated from the missile as planned, well within the safety corridor,” it stated.

    Though the incident caused some distress, but not any casualties or damage to property, the ISPR statement concluded, “It was ensured that at no point, would human life or property be at risk. There is no cause for alarm or concern.”

    The missile may have originated from the Tilla missile test-firing range near the Punjabi city of Jhelum. Its trajectory seems to indicate it was heading for impact in Balochistan province, (possibly the Sonmiani firing range), or the Arabian Sea.

    Analyst Haris Khan of the Pakistan Military Consortium think tank does not accept the military’s version of events.

    “It seems there was some kind of failure here,” he said.

    “I’m not sure if the Ghauri has a separating warhead, but it is possible. However, the missile body clearly disintegrated and fell over a wide area. The missile was a single-stage weapon. This is unusual. The body should have stayed intact even if the warhead did separate,” he added.

    He does not see any reason why disintegration would be planned.

    “There’s no advantage to the missile body breaking up unless it was over the target to confuse an ABM defense radar. Also, I don’t think the Army would choose to have pieces of missile fall out of the sky over a populated area, even if not many people were living there.”

    “This has never reported to have happened in any previous missile test”, he said.

    If this is indeed a failure, Khan says it would mark the third known incident of this kind involving the Ghauri since it was purchased from North Korea by disgraced metallurgist and former administrative head of the then-Khan Research Laboratories, Abdul Qadir Khan.

    The first test in 1998 led to the missile breaking up, and in a later test the Ghauri is known to have fallen in Iranian territory, leading to a diplomatic protest from Tehran.

    Khan says because the design was outdated when purchased, the considerable modernization work done by the National Engineering and Scientific Commission and the National Defence Complex may not have been wholly effective.

    Ultimately, he says the Ghauri missile system needs to be retired.

    (Source: Defencenews)
     
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    Amen :cheers:
     
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    Debris does not mean failure even if it contains cables and processing chips.
    Is it officially reported?
     
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    The cables looked like they were handmade
     
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    well unless u are the expert i would say shush things always look that way when the problems in ur country ! let the expert come out in the open regarding this
     
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    yes Ghauri should be retired and stored for training launches only.
    For deployment a new missile should be developed to replace ghauri,and this time MIRV capable pliss.
     
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    Liquid fueled rockets/missiles are easy to spot as well, due to the liquid fuel tanks next to the launch pads.

    Anyway, if the entire missile disintegrated, then where the eff is the other debris? I am sure the debris of such a big missile would be spread over a large area, and how how come the media got hold of only a few pieces?
     
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    IF Inter Service Public Relations has confirmed "complete success", then it is settled, the test was a success. They have never lied to the people of pakistan .....ever!
     
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    i believe the test failed, but do you bharathis believe the ingenuity of pakistan technology or not now :azn:
     
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    The question is, why the ef this test failed. Technology has been matured, 14 years has passed, We have shaheen and babur missiles which shows advancement made in missile tech and now we are seeing ghauri been disintegrated.There is some serious underline issues going on.
     
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    Sir,
    Ghauri doesnt use cryogenic fuel,and launch pad wont have fuel tanks.
     
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    any ways, welcome sandy that you made first post from your other account ;)
     
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    yo buddy...go check with your mods, I have never had any multiple id's...not my game...
     
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    Because everything fails, at one point or another. The blue screen of death on your PC or the Columbia and Challenger space shuttle disasters. Everything man made fails, eventually.
     
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    Discussed Before.

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