Shaheen-II

The Shaheen-II is an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM). It uses a two-stage solid propellant motor and is largest and most capable ballistic missile yet built by Pakistan. Shaheen-II was successfully test fired for the first time on March 9, 2004. It is believed that some Shaheen-II IRBMs have been operationally deployed since 2007.Shaheen-II missile can carry both conventional and nuclear, chemical and biological payloads. There are claims that the Shaheen-II missile has an accuracy based on circular error probable (CEP) of 50 m. The missile is said to have a post separation booster to provide terminal course correction.

Shaheen-II
Class Missile
Type Surface to Surface
Manufacturer National Development Complex
Origin Pakistan
Country Name Origin Year
Pakistan 2007
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Pakistan 2007 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
National Development Complex 1998 View
General Information
Developed by Pakistan
Deployed by Pakistan
Development Year 1998
Deployment Year 2007?
Platform Transporter-12-wheel Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicle
Design National Development Complex

Dimensions and Performance
Length 17.5m
Body Diameter 1.4m
Launch Weight 25,000kg
Range 2,500km
Accuracy 100-500m CEP

Components
Propulsion 2-stage solid-fuel rocket motor
Payload single warhead 400-800kg
Warhead nuclear(35kT), HE, chemical, submunitions, FAE
Guidance inertial

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