At the recent Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) in Qatar, the Pakistan Navy’s anti-ship and land-attack cruise missile ‘Harbah’ made its global premiere.
The Harbah missile, which was developed locally by the state-owned Global Industrial Defence Solutions (GIDS), had its domestic premiere in January 2018 when it was fired from the Pakistan Navy’s PNS Himmat, an Azmat-class fast attack boat.
The Harbah missile is a cruise missile with a modest range. It’s a derivative of the Babur cruise missile, a medium-range, subsonic cruise missile that can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.
The Harabah missile is available in two versions: domestic and export. The former has a range of about 700 kilometres, while the latter has a range of roughly 300 kilometres.
The Harbah missile is available in two versions, each having a fire-and-forget capability, a mid-course and terminal guidance system, and all-weather operational capabilities.
Both types have a Digital Scene Matching Area Correlator (DSMAC) camera, radar, and infrared seeker for pinpointing opponent targets.