Shaheen-III

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ghauri-III/White Falcon-III
Type Intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM)
Place of origin Pakistan Pakistan
Service history
In service  Pakistan Army (Army SF Command)
Space Research Commission
Used by  Pakistan
Production history
Designer NESCOM and SUPARCO
Designed Classified
Manufacturer Nescom and Suparco
Variants Shaheen-I and Shaheen-II
Specifications
Warhead HE\NE

Engine Multi-stage Solid fuel rocket[citation needed]
Propellant Solid-fuel system[citation needed]
Operational
range
4,500 km[1]
Guidance
system
Inertial guidance
Launch
platform
Transporter erector launcher (TEL)
Transport spaceport or TEL

The Shaheen-III (Urdu: شاہین; meaning White Falcon-III) is a Pakistani intermediate-range ballistic missile speculated to be in development.[citation needed] It is a member of the solid-fueled Shaheen series missile family and is envisioned to replace the less advanced liquid-fueled Ghauri-III system[1] whose development was canceled in May 2000 according to Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's former top scientist.[2] The Shaheen series systems are developed jointly by Pakistan's SUPARCO and the NESCOM and its subsidiary, NDC.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pakistan Pushes To Improve Missile Strike Capability". Defense News. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2011-03-28. [dead link]
  2. ^ [http:// "Musharraf stopped funds for Ghauri-III missile""]. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 

External links[edit]