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Pakistan's Nuclear Capabilities ...

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  1. hasnainfirst

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    When it comes to military strength comparison when listing, most if not all generally do not include nuclear weapons and for valid reasons. Nuclear weapons are not a conventional thing that can be used with out consequences how ever it is still a game changing point to posses nuclear weapons and having the ability to deliver them (I'm sure most of you know why).



    Pakistan as a Nuclear power



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    Today around the world only a small amount of countries possess nuclear weapons and Pakistan is one of them (7th ). The events that triggered development of nuclear weapons in Pakistan are generally believed to be a counter measure against it's rival " India " which had begun it's own nuclear weapons development ( Tho nothing is this simple so I won't go into details) .



    Long story short the secret project 706 started " Development of Pakistan's first atom bomb" and by 1998 after a series of multiple successful tests Pakistan had officially become a nuclear power. This added a big piece on the table for Pakistan strategists and became a big part of national defence. As of 2016 it's estimated that Pakistan has at least 130 nuclear warheads and a unknown number of low yield tactical nuclear weapons.



    ( Here's a generalized list of Pakistani nuclear capable weapon systems )



    1: Surface_to-Surface Missiles

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    1.1 Battlefield Range Ballistic Missiles (BRBM)



    HatfI A/B



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    Type : Sub sonic tactical ballistic missile



    Range : 100 km



    Warhead : 500kg



    Nasr



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    Type : Tactical ballistic missile



    Range : 70 km



    Warhead : 400kg



    Abdali



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    Type : Super sonic tactical ballistic missile



    Range : 200 km



    Warhead : 500kg



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    1.2 Nuclear capable cruise missiles



    Babur



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    Type : Tactical ballistic missile



    Babur 1 (R= 700 km / W= 500kg)

    Babur 2 (R= 750 km / W= 500kg)



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    1.3 Short Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBM)



    Ghaznavi



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    Type : Hyper sonic ballistic missile



    Range : 300 km



    Warhead : 700kg



    Shaheen-IA



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    Type : Super sonic ballistic missile



    Range : 900 km



    War head : 1000kg



    1.4 Medium Range Ballistic Missiles (MRBM)



    Ghauri



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    Type : Hyper sonic ballistic missile



    1: Ghauri-I ( S= 1,500 km / W= 750+ kg )



    2 :Ghauri-II (2,300 km / W= classified )



    Shaheen-II



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    Type : Hyper sonic Ballistic missile



    Shaheen-II (S= 2,500 km / W= Classified )



    Shaheen-III (S= 2,750 km /W= Classified )



    Ababeel



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    Type : MIRV ballistic missile



    Range : 2,200 km



    War heads : Classified



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    2 : Sea-to-surface nuclear capable missiles



    Babur-3



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    Type : Naval Ves/Sub launched ballistic missile



    Range : 450 km



    Warhead : 500 kg



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    3 : Air-to-surface nuclear capable missiles



    Ra'ad



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    Type : Air launched Cruise missile



    Ra'ad ( R= 350km / W= Classified)



    Ra'ad-II ( R= 500km / W= Classified)



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    Let's just hope these aren't actually ever used....well unless you want major changes in the environment or anything. No pressure [​IMG]
     
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    These things are last option. If used there will be no pakistan and no india perhaps even no south asia . not even trees could grow.

    We will destroy india pakistan bangladesh nepal possibly parts of burma (myuanmar) too..

    Mutually assured destruction. Not a soul would survive 140 indian nukes 160 pakistank nukes.

    Thats 300 nukes for such a small region of earth.... Even in hell people are supposed to live and suffer ! There will be no suffering just end!
     
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    Not just south asia but alot of other countries ... South Asia is one of the biggest export of food ... there will be conseuences in whole world ... some will die in instant other will have a slow death ...
     
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    Yep , no matter how much money you have , you can't eat it ... if South Asia destabilises then food shortages will probably be worldwide
     
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    Oh uncle, Pakistan does not have a single "Hypersonic" Missile. And yet you are labeling all long range ballistic assets as "Hyper" ???

    You need to do some research on what exactly a hypersonic missile is.

    And then you're labeling cruise missile assets as "tactical ballistic missile" :what:
     
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    Why do we need to make such useless and rather harmful threads?
     
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    For braingasms.
     
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    Technically all ballistic missile fly at hypersonic speed rather at much higher speeds than hypersonic.

    Really immature & stupid mentality, just to feel good. I would suggest him if he really wants to help the country, he should focus on his studies.
     
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    Yet there is a reason for designating only certain missiles as "Hypersonic".
    A general long range ballistic missile would fly at a ballistic trajectory and depend on the gravitational pull of Earth.
    A missile designated as a "Hypersonic Missile" flies at a different trajectory and is powered throughout the flight, and a pain in the *** for anyone on the receiving end.

    There is a difference.
     
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    No bhai, that's not correct

    The generally accepted definition of hypersonic speed is any object (fluid, vehicle) moving at Mach 5 or above.
    Mach = 1 is the speed of sound at any given temperature, for Mach 5 means five times the speed of sound.

    All of Ballistic missiles in Pakistani arsenal reach much higher Mach numbers (much higher than Mach 5).
    For details read this post Introduction of basic flight aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
     
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    Hypersonic speed range = MACH 5 and above.

    Difference between Scramjet-powered hypersonic glider and ballistic trajectory (RV):-

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    I am not saying otherwise. But the term "Hypersonic Missile" is not used for regular ballistic missiles but for hypersonic missiles that are powered throughout their flight.
     
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    Your definition of hypersonic is wrong. First clear that up and I provided you with a good resource for learning this stuff.
    Hypersonic is normally not use for ballistic missile because all of them are by default hypersonic ... rather many reach hyper velocity which is M >=15.
    This term is used for cruise missiles and aircrafts because there are subsonic, supersonic and even hypersonic CMs
    M < 1 subsonic
    M = 1 sonic
    M > 1 supersonic
    M >= 5 hypersonic
     
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    Oh uncle, no one is disclaiming the definition of hypersonic.
    I'm referring to the use of the title "hypersonic missile" against regular ballistic missiles. Regardless of how fast they travel.

    There is a difference in how a traditional ballistic missile will re-enter the atmosphere and how a "hypersonic" missile which is designated as a hypersonic missile will.

    You want to read this, instead of trying to paint your ego left and right, and manufacture reasons to explain something which is not even in question.

    Hypersonic Missiles:

    Hypersonic missiles come in two variants; hypersonic cruise missiles and hypersonic glide vehicles.

    • What is a hypersonic cruise missile?

      This type of missile reaches its target with the help of a high-speed jet engine that allows it to travel at extreme speeds, in excess of Mach-5. It is non-ballistic - the opposite of traditional Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) which utilises gravitational forces to reach its target.

    • What is a hypersonic glide vehicle?

      This type of hypersonic missile utilises re-entry vehicles. Initially, the missile is launched into space on an arching trajectory, where the warheads are released and fall towards the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.

      Rather than leaving the payload at the mercy of gravitational forces – as is the case for traditional ICBMs – the warheads are attached to a glide vehicle which re-enters the atmosphere, and through its aerodynamic shape it can ride the shockwaves generated by its own lift as it breaches the speed of sound, giving it enough speed to overcome existing missile defence systems. The glide vehicle surfs on the atmosphere between 40-100km in altitude and reaches its destination by leveraging aerodynamic forces.


    https://www.defenceiq.com/defence-t...issiles-what-are-they-and-can-they-be-stopped
     
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    Now you have gone full retard ... I'm not interested in arguing with you.

    That's what I tried told a dumb dumb and he can't understand this.