National Engineering and Scientific Commission
|National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM)|
|Type||Science and Technology
|Location||Islamabad, ICT, Pakistan|
National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) is a civilian controlled Pakistani scientific and research organization carrying out research in many engineering and scientific areas including information technology, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering, with specialties in the design and production of the communication systems, aerodynamic vehicles, and scientific solution provider to other industries like oil and gas.
NESCOM is one of the largest and well known research organization in Pakistan. Under the leadership of noted scientist, Irfan Barney SI, HI, NESCOM has emerged as a respected and well-known organization in other countries as well. Today, NESCOM has about 16,000 employees. Some of these scientists and engineers hold Ph.D. degrees earned from reputed foreign universities. NESCOM also has a hospital for its employees and their families and is regarded as among the best in the country.
In 2007 it was reported that NESCOM had exported products worth approximately $40 million annually to various countries in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. According to then Chairman Samar Mubarakmand, NESCOM had developed various communication systems and electronic counter-measures systems for the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy.
Foundation and establishment
Current Full-Time members
Mr Irfan Burney (SI) — Chairman(R) NESCOM
Mr. Anwar Muzaffar(POP, Si) — DG(R) (NDC)
- Burraq - an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) armed with laser-guided ===missiles===
- Babur (Hatf VII) - ground, ship and submarine-launched cruise missile.
- H-4, H-2 - precision-guided glide bombs.
- Shaheen-III -
- MSL Advanced Towed Array Sonar (ATAS) - a towed array sonar developed by Maritime Systems Ltd. (MSL) and MTC to replace old systems in service with the Pakistan Navy (PN) and for export. Project started during 1990s, Commodore Sarfraz appointed as program chief. System was designed to cope with Arabian Sea environment and is stated to be superior to foreign systems being offered for export. Expected to be installed on Agosta 70 and Agosta 90B class submarines currently in service with the PN, also being integrated with the Agosta 90B's SUBTICS combat management system, as well as future vessels to be acquired by the PN such as new submarines and corvettes.
- Naval Training Simulator - programmable training system. Simulates maritime sensors and weapon systems of aircraft, warships and submarines under any weather or sea conditions. Installed on the Jalalat II class fast attack craft of the Pakistan Navy.
- Ship-borne display consoles