NESCOM Burraq

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Burraq UAV
Role Armed UAV
Manufacturer NESCOM
First flight ~2009
Introduction 25 NOV 2013
Status In service
Primary user 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.[1] The name Burraq (Arabic: البُراقal-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.[1]

As of 25 NOV 2013 the Burraq UAV has been inducted in service.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

http://www.janes.com/article/33887/pakistan-to-deploy-its-own-uavs-over-fata