Friday, February 11, 2011

With Love, from Islamabad

Well maybe not that much, but apparently on February 10th, Pakistan test launched a nuclear capable cruise missile, the equivalent of an early model BGM-109 Tomahawk Land Attack Missile. Pakistan claims that the missile designated the HATF-7 Babur, has a range of around 600km (373mi), enough to reach a good deal of India. At the same time Defense News reports that Pakistan is stepping up production of nuclear materials and increasing its nuclear arsenal, and building at least two new nuclear reactors. What ever Pakistan is doing with its nukes, India will most likely assume the worst, and go on a military buying spree, increasing the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft purchase, maybe buy the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye for a new Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft, improve India's missile defense systems, just naming a few.  

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