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  1. safriz

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    UAVs from Pakistan - IDEX 2013 | IHS Jane's

    UAVs from Pakistan
    By: David Donald
    Published: 21 Feb 2013
    Having been previously shown at the IDEAS exhibition in Karachi, a number of UAVs from Global Industrial and Defence Solutions (GIDS) are making their first international appearances as part of IDEX’s Unmanned Systems Area (U-006).

    GIDS is exhibiting five UAV designs, ranging in size from the hand-launched Scout to the 6.6m span Shahpar.

    GIDS has developed all the systems for the medium-range tactical Shahpar, with the exception of its Rotax 912 engine. The suite of indigenous systems includes the fully autonomous control system and the Zumr-I (EP) multisensor turret. The vehicle has a 50kg payload capability, and an endurance of more than seven hours. The Shahpar has completed its test and qualification phase, and is now in production for the Pakistan Army and Air Force.

    The smaller Uqab tactical UAV, part of a family developed by the Xpert division of GIDS, has been in service with the Pakistan Army and Navy since 2010.

    Its 50hp engine gives it a ceiling of 3,000m and an endurance of six hours. Uqab takes off on a wheeled undercarriage from conventional runways, but the Pakistan Navy had a requirement for a zero-length launch version, primarily for shipboard use. GIDS modified the Uqab to cater for a rocket-boosted launch and parachute recovery, resulting in the Huma that is undergoing trials now. GIDS is showing two man-portable systems. The 8kg Sentry can be wheel- or rail-launched, and comes in two versions. With a small petrol engine, the long-range model can fly more than an hour, while the short-range model is powered by a brushless electric motor, giving it about 45 minutes of silent operation. Also on display is the 4kg Scout, a hand- or catapult-launched mini-UAV that gives 45 minutes’ endurance from its electric motor before recovering near-vertically by entering a deep stall. Trials of the Scout by the Army are nearly complete and it is now in the process of service induction.

    The company has also developed a range extension kit for GP series bombs, which converts general-purpose steel bombs to guided weapons.
     
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    That is good news. Welcome the development. :tup:
    It would help largely in monitoring the lawless parts of the country.
     
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    Any country should be able to build a UAV of some type with off the shelf electronics now days, including one that drops bombs using GPS, its just not that complicated.
     
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    If its not difficult then i wonder why these simple looking machines cost at least a few hundred thousand dollars and the control station is mounted in a truck.
    Hmmmmm
     
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    These are tid bits, the bigger news hidden.
    With regards to UAV/UCAV news, we have no idea the status of the Burraq UCAV or the CH-3.

    The air force is also silent on the JF-17, only a few years go we were getting all sorts of insider information, most of which turned out to be true.
     
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    Pakistan isnt developing or acquiring any UCAV....but we do have advanved and abundant locally made UAVs.

    Until the time we dont have our own military communications satellites,there is no point in having a UCAV as that thing needs tons of bandwidth and redundant systems.
     
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    Burraq Uav System Computer Science Essay

    For the most part Pakistan drones are larger and more expensive versions of western toy drones, rather then lesser version of drones like the Predator type of drones. Pakistan is getting some help from China and Turkey with the drones.
     
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    No Pakistan does not have UCAV as currently not required.
    Pakistan has tactical,area surveilance UAVs which have to be small and in no way a toy.
    Buraq you mentioned is just one of many UAVs currently being used by Pakistan's armed forces.There are plenty more and pretty advanced.

    The article you posted is discussing some software issue with video coding in Burraq.
    Pakistan has hundred of thousands of software gurus and software development happens all the time in Pakistan,the proble must have been resolved.
    A toy drone dont have tens of miles of range,ours have.

    Off the shelf parts and commercial services are used,because they suit the requirement and are cost effective.
    Even US navy uses commercial privately owned satellites for communications.
    Pakistani drones are currently being exported to many countries.

    No Turkey isnt helping Pakistan in making drones.
    Its the other way round - PAC Kamra makes electric harnesses,junctions and connectors for Turkish UAVs.
     
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    "SkySparrow" Technical specifications: 12,500

    UAV 5 Km range(50CC engine,

    fuel gasoline + automobile lubricant oil mixture 40:1 ratio)

    Wing Span 3.9 mLength 3.0 m

    Engine 50cc

    Dry Weight / Max weight 10Kg approx

    Max Speed 120Km/h

    Endurance 1.5 to 2hours/6kg payload

    Payload Capacity Up to 6 kg

    Suitable for different outdoor environment.Image sensor: 1/4 Inch

    CCDResolution: 420 to 540 TVL

    0.5 Lux minimum illumination

    Lens 10 x optical F1.8W ~ 2.9T f=4.2mm

    Focus: Auto/manual

    Hand held Ground station Portable laptop + software

    3 Axis Gyro stabilization

    Radio Link for 5Km: 6CH radio link 38 to 72Mhz (Selectable)
     
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    http://www.******************/dbtgallery.php?do=gallery_image&id=1012&gal=gallery&type=full
     
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    Currently Pakistani military planners are lagging im actually deploying the available drones.
    No drones scan Af-Pak borders,and 100+ taliban have attacked Pakistani military posts on more than one occasion.
    If any of these drones were deployed on the front lines , many such incidents would have been averted.
    Most of the drones Pakistan forces have are sat in storage,doing nothing.
     
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    Fair enough, I agree to some extent.

    But the fact of the matter I was talking of is that, most of the big stories that used to be leaked aren't being leaked. Be it on the development or the acquisition front.
     
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    Pakistani Mini UAV Stingray being tested

    http://www.******************/dbtgallery.php?do=gallery_image&id=1049&gal=gallery&type=full

    http://www.******************/dbtgallery.php?do=gallery_image&id=1046&gal=gallery&type=full
     
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    See Pakistani UAV's

    Satuma.com.pk
     
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