Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday witnessed the commissioning of state-of-the-art HQ-9/P HIMADS (High to Medium Air Defence System) into Pakistan Army Air Defence, the army stated.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Commander Army Air Defence Command Lieutenant General Hamooduz Zaman Khan briefed Gen Qamar about strategic weapon system throughout a go to to Army Air Defence Centre Karachi.
“Induction of HIMADS will significantly enhance Comprehensive Layered Integrated Air Defence (CLIAD) shield of aerial frontiers of Pakistan as the system is fully integrated through a well-knit Digitised System on its inventory,” the official communiqué learn.
The army’s media wing stated that HQ-9/P is taken into account as a strategic long-range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) with outstanding flexibility and precision able to intercepting a number of air targets together with plane, cruise missiles and Beyond Visual Range Weapons at ranges over 100 kilometres with Single Shot Kill Probability.
Speaking on the event, the military stated that induction of high-tech methods will make Pakistan’s air defence impenetrable within the rising menace state of affairs.
Highlighting the criticality of air defence within the general defence of the motherland, General Qamar stated the exemplary synergy between Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Army Air Defence makes the nation’s air defence impregnable. “Pakistan–China strategic partnership and defence collaboration is a factor of stability in the region,” the COAS stated.
Senior officers from China had been additionally current on the event. On arrival, the military chief laid a floral wreath at Shahuada monument.