Ra'ad Cruise Missile Launched from PAF Mirage III

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Ra'ad Cruise Missile Launched from PAF Mirage III

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Today Ra'ad (meaning "Thunder") Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) developed by Pakistan and operational with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was successfully launched from PAF Dassault (GAF) Mirage IIIO(F/A) modified under project ROSE (Retrofit Of Strike Element) aircraft serial number 90-538.

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PAF Mirage III (serial number 90-538) carrying Ra'ad cruise missile. Before joining PAF, this Mirage served Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) under serial number A3-38.

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PAF Mirage III airborne with Ra'ad cruise missile.

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Ra'ad missile launched from PAF Mirage.

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Ra'ad missile in flight. The missile has range of 350 km.

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Re: Ra'ad Cruise Missile Launched from PAF Mirage III

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I think the name Raad is of arabic origin meaning lightning or thunder.
Guess its better to call it Raad in arabic than Bijlee in urdu :lol:
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Re: Ra'ad Cruise Missile Launched from PAF Mirage III

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Why the missile is painted red? does this reflect Chinese support in development :-k

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^ I think for test flights red paint is used to make missile flight easily visible for aerial/ground monitoring/observation.

In operational service these missiles probably are or will be painted in grey colour.

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Ra'ad II cruise missile launched from PAF Mirage III.

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