Zarb (missile)

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Zarb
TypeSurface anti-ship missile cruise missile
Place of originPakistan
Service history
In service9 April 2016
Used byPakistan Navy
Specifications

Launch
platform
Transporter erector launcher (TEL)

The Zarb /zɑːrb/ (Urdu: ضرب) is a subsonic surface anti-ship cruise missile, currently in service with Pakistan Navy.[1][2]

Development[edit]

The missile was successfully tested on 9 April 2016 from a coastal area and it successfully engaged its target in the Arabian sea. The missile was inducted into Pakistan's naval defense system soon after its successful test.[1][3] It was again tested in April 2018 during the "Sea Lion lll" exercise from an 8×8 transport-erector-launcher (TEL) vehicle.[4]

According to Jane's Defence Weekly, the missile is likely a rebadged C-602, the export version of the Chinese YJ-62 missile.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pakistan Navy inducts coastal anti-ship 'Zarb' missile after successful test". Dawn News Group. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Pak Navy successfully test-fires anti-ship missile Zarb". The News International. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Navy inducts anti-ship 'Zarb' missile". Pakistan Observer. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.janes.com/article/79542/pakistan-navy-releases-images-of-zarb-coastal-defence-system
  5. ^ Dominguez, Gabriel (24 April 2018). "Pakistan Navy releases images of Zarb coastal defence system". Jane's Defence Weekly. Archived from the original on 24 April 2018.