US Accuses Pakistan Of Altering US Missiles For New Missions.

by Daniel Russ on August 29, 2009

Harpoon Anti Ship Missile

Harpoon Anti Ship Missile

Well it looks like the Pakistani government is not happy with just receiving $7.5 billion in aid from the US, most of it military, they are now taking US weapons and reverse engineering them to be used for their own purposes. For example, the Harpoon anti ship missile is now being altered to create a ship to shore missile so that their puny navy can inflict damage to Indian targets from the sea.

WASHINGTON — The United States has accused Pakistan of illegally modifying American-made missiles to expand its capability to strike land targets, a potential threat to India, according to senior administration and Congressional officials…

…“The country’s nuclear arsenal is expanding faster than any other nation’s. In May, Pakistan conducted a test firing of its Babur medium-range cruise missile, a weapon that military experts say could potentially be tipped with a nuclear warhead. The test was conducted on May 6, during a visit to Washington by President Asif Ali Zardari, but was not made public by Pakistani officials until three days after the meetings had ended to avoid upsetting the talks. While it may be technically possible to arm the Harpoons with small nuclear weapons, outside experts say it would probably not be necessary. “

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/world/asia/30missile.html?_r=1

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