Abdali-I


Abdali-I

Infobox Weapon
is_missile=yes
name=Abdali-I/Hatf-II


caption=
origin=
type=Short range ballistic missile SRBM
used_by=
manufacturer=National Defence Complex (NDC)
unit_cost=Unknown
propellant=
production_date=
service=(Tests) 07/03/1997, 05/28/2002, 03/26/2003, 04/31/2005
engine=single stage solid propellant engine
engine_power=
weight=1,750 kg
length=9.75 m
height=
diameter=0.56 m
wingspan=Unknown
speed=Unknown
vehicle_range=200 km
ceiling=
altitude=Unknown (Apogee)
filling=Single Conventional HE/Nuclear
guidance=Inertial
detonation=NA
launch_platform=transporter erector launcher (TEL)

Abdali-I is a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) , created in Pakistan and currently in service of Pakistan's Army. The Abdali-I was originally designed as the two-stage version of the Hatf-I, essentially a solid-propellant stage attached to the bottom of a Hatf-I. However, the program was cancelled in 1994, likely due to the purchase of the M-11 missiles from the People’s Republic of China, [ [http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/mtcr/news/910702-188884.htm FAS: M-11 missle sale] ] ] but a new design for the Abdali-I was started in 1997.

Its accuracy is sufficient for use against military targets such as bases or airfields. It is carried on a road mobile Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicle. The use of solid propellant and the TEL vehicle make the missile easy to store, transport and fire.

The Abdali-I has a range of 180 km and an accuracy of 150 m CEP. It is currently equipped with an inertial guidance system. It is able to be equipped with a variable payload of 500 kg, and can carry single high explosives or submunition warheads. It has a launch weight of 1,750 kg. It uses a single-stage solid propellant engine and has a length of 9.75 m and a width of 0.56 m.

The original Abdali-I missile started development in 1987 and was first displayed in 1989. The Abdali-I program has been halted due to technical problems with guidance and control systems. Another consideration may have been the purchase from China of the M-11 missiles with similar capabilities. Since the program was restarted with a new design in 1997, it has been flight tested in 2002 and 2005. As for its status; it is currently deployed and under production.

The Abdali-I has been named after Ahmad Shah Abdali.

Other missiles currently in the service of Pakistan are Hatf-I (BRBM), Ghaznavi (SRBM), Ghauri-I (MRBM), Ghauri-II (MRBM), Ghauri-III (IRBM) (under development), Shaheen-I (MRBM), Shaheen-II (IRBM), Babur (cruise missile) and Ra'ad (cruise missile).

Note: Not every missile has nuclear payload.

References

* [http://www.defence.pk Pakistan Defence]
* [http://www.fas.org Federation of American Scientists]
* [http://www.pakdef.info Pakistan Military Consortium]


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