HATF-1

The Hatf-1 tactical rocket is the first long-range weapons program developed by Pakistan in its arms race against India. In 1980 the design of a highly mobile unguided rocket, cheap to build and that could be produced in large quantities began. The purpose of the weapon was the attack of large military formations and all kind of targets on the battlefield. Finally, in 1989 it was officially presented, and in 1992 entered service with the Pakistan Army. The rocket has a range of 70km and carries a 500kg warhead, that according to Pakistan authorities, can be nuclear if necessary. Different versions have been produced with improved capacities, such as the Hatf-1A unguided variant, appeared in 1995 with 100km of maximum range. The most modern version is the Hatf-1B, appeared in 2000, with 100km of maximum range and with an inertial guidance system that allows it to be much more accurate. Variants 1A and 1B maintain the same 500kg warhead and it is known that in 2001 all the rockets were standardized to the Hatf-1B model. Currently there are more than 100 launchers in service within the Pakistan Army’s Strategic Forces.

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Country of origin

Pakistan

Builder

Kahuta Research Laboratories – Space Research Commission

Type

Surface-to-surface, land attack missile

Entered service

1992

Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

5.98 x 0.56 meters

Missile/bomb weight

1,500 kg

Missile range

Hatf.1: 70 km – Hatf.1.A/1.B: 100 km

Guidance system

Inertial

Warhead, (explosive charge)

Weight: 500 kg – Type: HE conventional or Nuclear

Production

+100