After the successful test fire of HD-1 supersonic missile in North Chine earlier this week, it is said that Pakistan may be one of the buyers for China's HD-1 supersonic missiles. This supersonic missile is believed to be more lethal and yet way cheaper considering the India-Russia Joint venture Brahmos missile. Chinese state media reported that Islamabad may opt for the HD-1 supersonic missile from Beijing because of its potential to breach missile defence platforms.
All parameters for the supersonic flight of the HD-1 missile achieved their estimated values, it quoted a statement released by Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company located in southern China.
"The test flight shows that the HD-1's core components are now mature, with its aerodynamic design, materials and overall structure already proven viable," Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, told the daily.
“Pakistan and Middle Eastern countries are likely to show interest given the weapon’s potential to break anti-missile systems at supersonic speeds. The range of the missile has not been disclosed yet but Wei Dongxu, a military analyst, based out of Beijing, was quoted as saying by Global Times that Brahmos missile was more expensive and less useful when compared to HD-1. The missile has been developed by Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company and the approximate cost for the development of this missile system is said to be around 1.3 billion Yuan ($188 million USD).