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Abdali


Pakistani single-stage solid propellant tactical ballistic missile. Indigenous Pakistani design, developed by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).

An initial two-stage missile design using Hatf-1 / French Stromboli engine technology was flown in January 1989, thought cancelled in 1994. Development then undertaken of a single-stage vehicle using new solid propellant motor technology with double the range of the first version. This was flown in March 2003 and given an operational designation.

Standard warhead: 500 kg (1,100 lb). Maximum range: 290 km (180 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1992.

AKA: Hatf 2.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 2,100 kg (4,600 lb).
Payload: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Height: 9.76 m (32.02 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Span: 0.82 m (2.69 ft).

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Associated Countries
See also
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Suparco Pakistani manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, Pakistan. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Sonmiani Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 90 launches from 1962 to 2007, reaching up to 423 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Sonmiani Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 90 launches from 1962 to 2007, reaching up to 423 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Abdali Chronology


2007 March 3 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. Launch Vehicle: Abdali.
  • - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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