Pakistan said it conducted a successful test of the firing of an anti-ship missile from a Sea King helicopter in northern Arabian Sea on Saturday.
The Pakistan Navy today successfully test-fired an anti-ship air to sea level missile in North Arabian Sea, with its chief vowing to safeguard the sea borders and the country’s interests at “every cost.” According to a spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy, Sea King multi-role helicopter fired the missile in open sea, which successfully hit the target. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the missile firing demonstration. Zakaullah said the successful firing demonstration was a testament to Pakistan Navy’s war preparedness and professional capabilities.
“I am proud of Pakistan Navy fleet’s war preparations,” he said. “Navy will safeguard the sea borders and interests of Pakistan at every cost.” He also visited the fleet units stationed in the sea and witnessed the exercises being carried out by the naval fleet. In March, the Navy had conducted a successful test of a land-based, anti-ship missile. The Pakistan Navy in May received the seven Westland Sea King multi-role helicopters it had ordered from the UK in 2016.