Pak Army test fires recently inducted long range air defence weapon system

Pakistan Army on Thursday test-fired the recently inducted long-range air defense weapon system, LY-80.

The firing by the air defense weapon system was displayed during the concluding day of the two-week event of Exercise Al Bayza-2019, an army spokesman said.

Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the display by the army of its firepower capability at air defense firing ranges near Karachi.

“Hallmark of the event was first ever fire by recently inducted Long Range Air Defence Weapon System LY-80. Induction of LY-80 has realized the concept of a comprehensive, layered and integrated air defense capability with enhanced lethality,” the spokesman said.

Interacting with the officers and troops, Bajwa said LY 80 has greatly enhanced air defense capability of Army Air Defence while strengthening it at the national level along with Pakistan Air Force, the overall custodian of the defense of country’s air space.