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Burraq 1 - UAV for Pakistan

The Burraq is an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) developed and built by the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), a civil scientific research and development organization of Pakistan, along with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Manufacturer:NESCOM
First flight: 9 May 2009
Introduction: 2013
Primary users: Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army
Produced: 2009-Present
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Uqab Drone for Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Army.

Uqab is a tactical unmanned reconnaissance aerial vehicle built and developed by the Global Industrial Defence Solutions (GIDS) for the joint drone program of the Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Army.

The Uqab is a tactical system which can be used for damage assessment, reconnaissance operations, artillery fire corrections, and can perform other variety of security and military operations.

First flight: 20 March 2008
Introduction: 20 July 2011
Primary user: Pakistan Navy
Produced: 2010-present
Developed from: SATUMA Jasoos

?? Characteristics??
User friendly mission planning and execution
Mission de-briefing & simulation
In-flight mission re-programming
Flexible waypoints entry & editing during flight (direct from map & keypad)
Mission parameter & flight data logger for post flight analysis & simulation
Real time video and telemetry data
Moving map software
Geo-referencing

??General characteristics ??
Length: 4 m
Wingspan: 5.5 m
Height: 1.2 m

??Performance??
Cruise speed: 150 km/h
Range: 150 km
Endurance: >6 hours
Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)

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Selex ES Falco for Pakistan

Pakistan first started exploring drone technology when it acquired Falco drones from Selex Galileo for approximately $40 million in 2008. Since then, Pakistan has been developing variants of the original Falco drone in the Pakistan Aeronautical

According to Flightglobal.com, in January 2007 Pakistan became the first Falco export customer


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  • Hardpoints: 2× under-wing with a capacity of 70 kg
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Pakistani Falco and Burraq and Shahper ??

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PAF Boss Today Visited Operational Base of Special Services Wing (SSW).
 

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Late, lets hope we will see its intial test flight in 21-22

Although Burraq 2 test has been conducted at end of last year by PA, let see when it will start induction
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Army Orders 100 Swarm Drones From Indian Startup​

September 3, 2021 / By Team Livefist

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In a first of its kind procurement, the Indian Army has just awarded Bengaluru-based startup Newspace Research & Technologies a $15 million contract to supply 100 swarm drone units. The contract was awarded under emergency procurement rules active since the India-China standoff in Ladakh began last year, forcing a slew of fast-track procurement initiatives.

Livefist learns the Army intends to use the 100 Newspace drones — a heterogeneous swarm comprising IC engine and battering powered types — to develop swarming concept of operations as well as explore technologies like manned unmanned teaming, with an emphasis on learning lessons to help design future swarming systems under. The demonstration of Chinese swarm drone capabilities are likely to have played a frontal role in compelling an emergency procurement.

The Army Design Bureau played a key role in the evaluation and procurement of the Newspace drones. A larger capital acquisition of similar drones will likely be driven by lessons learnt from operation of these systems, which in themselves embrace autonomous and AI powered algorithms to mimic biological behaviour of animals and birds to saturate an area. While the drone hardware is crucial, it’s the software that is key to the capability being contracted and looked at closely by the Army, since fine-tuning drone code will be key to tailoring the cooperative behaviour of drones in different settings, from the high altitudes of Ladakh to the desert and border sectors.

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Bengaluru-based Newspace, a startup founded by an Indian Air Force veteran working with the armed forces, HAL and other agencies in a slew of unmanned system and artificial intelligence training programs, stood first in Army’s swarm drone evaluation trials at Ahmednagar, Maharashtra earlier this year.

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Newspace swarm drone demo at Army Day Parade on January 15, 2021
Newspace is among a raft of cutting edge new startups that have emerged in India’s private sector aerospace and research ecosystem that are increasingly being looked at to deliver capabilities to the armed forces. Newspace, which joined hands in a technology partnership with HAL last February for unmanned systems and artificial intelligence, jointly unveiled a series of military unmanned systems at the Aero India show this year, including airpower teaming systems and air-launched cruise missiles.

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The contract to Newspace, while small, holds huge significance, largely because it demonstrates that the armed forces are looking with alacrity at Indian private firms, including small startups, and are capable of closing the loop on procurements that would been deemed impractically elusive just a few years ago. In January this year, the Indian Army awards a Rs 130 crore contract, it’s largest for such systems, to Indian drone firm ideaForge for an unspecified number of its Switch surveillance drones, specifically for high altitude frontline units. You can read all about that procurement here.

The contract award to Newspace is one of two that hugely significant deals signed by the Indian armed forces in the past week. The other is a contract to private firm Alpha Design for its SkyStriker loitering strike drones, being built in a collaboration with Israel’s Elibit Systems. The Indian Air Force currently operates Harop loitering strike drones of Israeli origin.

In a separate development today, India & US today signed a project agreement to co-develop an Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The DRDO-Air Force Research Laboratiry (AFRL) air launched drone programs has been cleared under a bilateral air systems joint working group. Represented by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) from the India side, the DRDO and AFRL will now develop an air-launched drone system in seven years.

 
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