||25 NOV 2013
||Pakistan Air Force
Burraq (Urdu: براق ) is an advanced unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) developed by a venture of PAF and the NESCOM, a civilian defence research and development organisation. The name Burraq (Arabic: البُراق al-Burāq "lightning") refers to a type of winged steed, described as a creature from the heavens which transported the Islamic prophet Muhammad - Isra and Mi'raj.
In May 2009 the Burraq UCAV was reported to be undergoing flight testing and would be armed with a new laser-guided ASM missiles and laser designator, also designed by NESCOM.
As of 25 NOV 2013 the Burraq UAV has been inducted in service.
- ^ a b Usman Ansari, "Pakistan reported developing armed UAV", published by Air Force Times on 9 May 2009, URL: http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/05/airforce_UAV_050909/ Accessed 31 January 2010.