Pakistan successfully test fired its first indigenous all-weather armed drone Burraq and a laser guided missile Barq. The test fire was witnessed by the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. The drone Burraq has the ability to fly in all kinds of weather conditions and strike its targets with pinpoint accuracy.
Pakistan inducted two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the recent years. They are ‘Burraq’ and ‘Shahpar’. The inclusion of these two vehicles in the Pakistan Army and Air Force is seen as a historic event. Burraq and Shahpar were the first surveillance drones, which are indigenously developed.
China has also reportedly offered it’s armed drone CH-3 to Pakistan. The CH-3 is very advancd and it is capable of carrying two laser-guided missiles or bombs.
Meaning of Burraq is Flying Horse and Barq is Lightening.
Knowledge is Wealth
- India’s Panchi is an unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
- Panchi is a wheeled version of UAV Nishant, has longer endurance and also capable of taking-off and landing by using small airstrips.
- Panchi can be compared to Global UAVs such as Searcher, Heron, Global Hawk and Predator.
- Panchi’s highly sophisticated image processing system can used for the perfect analysis.