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Photo of the drone release by the ISPR
Photo of the drone release by the ISPR
Photo released by ISPR shows General Raheel Sharif being briefed about the controlling of drone.
Photo released by ISPR shows General Raheel Sharif being briefed about the controlling of drone.

KARACHI: Pakistan on Friday successfully tested its first indigenous armed drone named Burraq, and its laser guided missile named Barq.

The drone has the ability to fly in all types of weather conditions and strike its targets with pinpoint accuracy.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif attended the ceremony and witnessed the test fire of the new missile on static and moving targets.

Speaking on the occasion, General Raheel said this newly developed arsenal will increase the military’s capacity in fighting terrorism. He commended engineers, scientists and technicians for their untiring efforts to develop this state of the art technology.

The army chief termed it a great national achievement and a momentous occasion in the history of the country.

“Let’s join hands to take Pakistan forward in respective fields,” General Raheel said in his message to the fellow countrymen.

The military announced that a very effective force multiplier had been added to the inventory of the armed forces.

In November 2013, the military had indigenously developed surveillance-capable drones. The induction of two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), called the ‘Burraq’ and ‘Shahpar’ systems, in the Pakistan Army and Air Force was seen as a landmark and historic event.

Pakistan already has several types of unarmed surveillance drones in operation, but ‘Burraq’ and ‘Shahpar’ were the first surveillance drones to be developed locally.

The drones have been developed in cooperation with the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) is a civilian controlled Pakistani scientific research organisation.

An unarmed version of the Shahpar was unveiled for the first time at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEAS) in Karachi.

Industry insiders say that the Chinese government has also reportedly offered to sell Pakistan an armed drone it has produced, the CH-3, which can carry two laser-guided missiles or bombs.


Comments (230) Closed



dewgrass11 Mar 13, 2015 06:40pm

good acievement by pak.

natey Mar 13, 2015 06:42pm

good..doesnt matter even if technology not same as america..but what important is to take first step and begin...slowly the technology will get better....these can be sold to asean countries like malaysia indonesia...too..

Hassan Mar 13, 2015 06:43pm

Excellent achievement. Pakistan Zindabad.

K Mar 13, 2015 06:44pm

That's a great achievement. But it looks like where we spend money on research Alhamdolilah we achieve it. I wonder when we will have an attitude to spend in other fields that will benefit commoners or at least civilians? How about Medical research, Science( quantum physics, nano tech etc), marine research, space, upper atmosphere...there is lot to explore

Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar Mar 13, 2015 06:45pm

Long live Pakistan!

zak Mar 13, 2015 06:48pm

Igneousness of Pakistanis knows no bounds, soon KSA, China , European Nations will be placing orders with Pakistan for latest military equipment, Pakistan will be flying in the sky.

A. A. Mar 13, 2015 06:48pm

I don't really see any bombs on the drones in the picture. But nonetheless, great work. Pakistan Zindabad

Sehma Hua Mar 13, 2015 06:48pm

Its a big achievement people.Time to laud the efforts of our engineers.US refused to give us armed drones so we made them ourselves

Junaid Mar 13, 2015 06:48pm

3 cheers for Pak army ....

Garib Manus Mar 13, 2015 06:49pm

Please don't cause the so-called "co-lateral" damage that the US drones have been causing.

hussain684 Mar 13, 2015 06:50pm

Bravo

zak Mar 13, 2015 06:50pm

Soon India will try to import similar equipment from US at exorbiant costs while Pakistan has developed it indigenously at very low cost.

hamza Mar 13, 2015 06:50pm

great job

SaaD Mar 13, 2015 06:52pm

Mashallah great achievement !

MSD Mar 13, 2015 06:52pm

Well done! This is a landmark achievement. Enough to warn off our enemies.

Bachabassi Mar 13, 2015 06:53pm

Ingeniously made in China!!

ga Mar 13, 2015 06:53pm

This is good. Fighter jets and gunship helicopters are just too expensive to operate. Not to mention the pricesless lives of the pilots.

ManoRanjan Ka BAAP Mar 13, 2015 06:54pm

Great job.... it can done day create gr8 business for Pakistan

ninmah Mar 13, 2015 06:55pm

Pakistan reverse engineered one of the fallen US drones with Chinese assistance ,now claiming as if they did it on their own.

Mudassar Siddiq Mar 13, 2015 06:56pm

BRAVO. Pakistani Engineers

Safoor Safdar Mar 13, 2015 06:56pm

Thats good to see, we also spending on research according to latest tech and involve tech in army as such manner.

Ahmed USA Mar 13, 2015 06:57pm

Awesome!!!

True Legend Mar 13, 2015 06:58pm

Good jOb...please invest in human development as well..

Naxalite Mar 13, 2015 06:59pm

Congrats! The state has fought back.

Khurram Jadoon Mar 13, 2015 06:59pm

It's good - but any technology or weapons are useless without real sincerity to get rid of culprits - no nepotism, no cronies, no acquaintances, no assets ....

N.S Mar 13, 2015 06:59pm

Its a bird...its a plane...no its a drone. A super drone. Great achievement Pakistan.

faraz Mar 13, 2015 07:02pm

great!! army chief we are with you to defend our country by tooth and nails.

M Ahmed Mar 13, 2015 07:06pm

There is lots of talented people in Pakistan just give them a chance and time .Soon you will see Pakistan will achieve every thing .Good luck Pakistani Engineers and technology ,they can do it

Be+ Mar 13, 2015 07:06pm

What is range of these Drones

Voice Mar 13, 2015 07:06pm

When you fly high, people will throw stones at you. Don't look down. Just fly higher so the stones won't reach you.

but drones will :P

SP Mar 13, 2015 07:09pm

@zak India already has drones and indegenous satellites to get optimum usage. India has been using UAVs with AWAACS and PHALCON (Phased Array L-band Controller Radat)since 1987. So what is the big issue?

MSD Mar 13, 2015 07:10pm

@ninmah How do you know about it.

Calcutta Man Mar 13, 2015 07:10pm

@zak

Make some railway locomotives on your own ...make ONE at least

Arun Sasi Mar 13, 2015 07:10pm

@zak we already have RUSTOM series UAVs...hehe

Yaran Mar 13, 2015 07:11pm

We will rise and Shine, we the people of Pakistan extend our warmest wishes to all scientists and engineers. Great News for the entire nation.

raghunath Mar 13, 2015 07:11pm

made in china tested in pakistan

Mustafa Mar 13, 2015 07:12pm

Way to go Pakistan Army!!, damn the detractors from across the borders and their lackeys. Pakistan Zindabad, Pak Fauj Zindabad.

weq Mar 13, 2015 07:14pm

@Bachabassi Absolutely, you seem to be an insider. The drones are RC Toys infact.

khan Mar 13, 2015 07:15pm

@zak bro.. they already have lrge fleet of drones.. they used them in kargik war.. we r still behind15 years

HAHAHA Mar 13, 2015 07:15pm

Uninterrupted military led government for 25 years will make Pakistan a global power.

ManoRanjan Ka BAAP Mar 13, 2015 07:15pm

@zak we already have drones ... don't u worry...

Hamid Mar 13, 2015 07:16pm

Let's hope Pakistan will not again surrender or retreat because of these drones.

Zak Mar 13, 2015 07:17pm

@ninmah jealousy knows no bounds, and it hurts.

Zak Mar 13, 2015 07:17pm

@zak well said Zak.

Asif Kashmiri Mar 13, 2015 07:17pm

WELL DONE Pakistan

Ahmed Mar 13, 2015 07:18pm

we are proud of you PAK ARMY...PAKISTAN ZINDABAAD.

mat Mar 13, 2015 07:21pm

That's great MASHALLAH. Simply amazing.

crew Mar 13, 2015 07:23pm

congrats my loving country

Leo. Mar 13, 2015 07:25pm

Very few people knew that Integrated Dynamics (abbreviated ID) is a private company in Karachi, Pakistan that designs, manufactures and exports various types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). ID also provides consultancy and turn-key project commissioning for UAV systems. Can be Google searched with the name.

The company develop UAV models for both civilian and military uses on a 90,000 m² site, "one of the largest UAV-dedicated R&D and manufacturing enterprises." ID has exported products to the USA, Australia, Spain, South Korea and Libya.

khan Mar 13, 2015 07:28pm

@K Civilian Government has to be those spendings , as far as defense org are concerned ..they can only do such things. I hope the gov also does such things in other sectors.

Canada Mar 13, 2015 07:29pm

Meanwhile 40% of people dont have toilets and defecate in public

khan Mar 13, 2015 07:29pm

@ninmah Thats even a bigger achievement ;)

Khan, A.M Mar 13, 2015 07:39pm

Next target, indigenous Aircraft Carrier. We need this technology. Not because we need it but because it has a lot of byproducts for Engineering culture in Pakistan.

Zubaida khan Mar 13, 2015 07:39pm

Bravo my countrymen! Well done.

Adil Mar 13, 2015 07:40pm

MashAllah, May Allah bless us with more hikma and knowledge that can be beneficial for here and hereafter.

shafqatmir Mar 13, 2015 07:41pm

@Bachabassi we are looking for greater pakistan my friend, its happening

very soon, long live pakistan and its people

anna Mar 13, 2015 07:45pm

@zak why not buy it from Pakistan, I mean if they are ready for export?

Raja Farhat Abbas Mar 13, 2015 07:48pm

Well done,, Pakistan Zindabad .

Naeem Sajjad Mar 13, 2015 07:50pm

Thanks God.This is really a tremendous attainment.We have surpassed india in it. However,i am waiting for the manifestation of the further information including its range.

khan Mar 13, 2015 07:51pm

I really hope this is true. We have heard some many of "indigenous" things in that past if they were all true we would be a super power by now.

Faraz I Hussain Mar 13, 2015 07:51pm

Pakistan Zindabad!!! sadaa bahar!! sadaa bahar!!

jj Mar 13, 2015 07:53pm

@zak And the bill will be paid by Pakistan through international donors.

N.Sid Mar 13, 2015 07:55pm

@K Pakistani students and researchers are doing work on nano tech in PINSTECH , Nilore near Islamabad, Also there are more than 30 Pakistani doing work on quantum physics, particle physics at CERN labs, Switzerland, and now Pakistan is an associate member. In medical research Pakistan is doing pretty good.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1114339

Akram Mar 13, 2015 07:57pm

Laser guided missile drones will give Pakistan limited operation capability! Commendable news and we should be proud of this achievement by engineers and tech of Pakistan army. Pakistan is the first South Asian state to achieve this capability!

rabz Mar 13, 2015 07:57pm

MashaAllah.. God bless you Pakistan and protect you from evil eye. Ameen

Sunil USA Mar 13, 2015 07:57pm

@zak China , EU and all the 7 countries which have space technology rely on Star War Technology i.e Satalite. Drone is kids play in USA .

Silent Majority Mar 13, 2015 07:58pm

Mashallah, this is huge! Congrats to the tech team. Pledge all your zakat and sadka for our foot soldiers and let's support our Army to the fullest

Joel Mar 13, 2015 07:59pm

@ZAK

LoL... Bhai mere, India has UAV's since the 80's. Nevertheless, good development by Pakistan. The main focus on UAV's is how long it can fly, payload capability, night vision, engine (Most important) and launch methods. all the best!

Ali Mar 13, 2015 08:00pm

Great work by the Pakistanis. Subhan Allah. I feel a tad safer. Congrats.

Sobia Mar 13, 2015 08:00pm

Alhamadoulillah!

Sense Mar 13, 2015 08:01pm

@Be+ Can fly for 12 hours strIght and 300 mile range now, planning to increase it to 700 miles soon

AJINKYA Mar 13, 2015 08:03pm

I think u should prefer to develop anti-armed drone indigenous technology and use it against those roaring upon u.

jj Mar 13, 2015 08:03pm

@N.S Nearly 275 schools non-functional in KP: report

Salman Mar 13, 2015 08:04pm

wow, one more toy for the boys .... how about drone that can drop flour bags in Thar!!!

N.Sid Mar 13, 2015 08:04pm

@Calcutta Man Pakistan do make locomotives(engine) here in Risalpur, and most of the engines running PR is local, only for the last few years Pakistan is importing locomotives from China and some of them are not performing well. Google search Risalpur Locomotive. This is just a myth spread by Indian media.

ali Mar 13, 2015 08:04pm

Congratulations Pakistan. Keep on burning you haters.

Saima Mar 13, 2015 08:07pm

Good that we are advancing in defence capabilities with the pace of developed word. Lets just hope that all this weaponary serves just as a reminder and no need arises to use this.

Anwar Siddique Mar 13, 2015 08:07pm

Pakistan can do impressive things. HOw about putting the best minds to solve the social and economic problems as well?

AJamal Mar 13, 2015 08:10pm

Please show this to Sharif brothers that the best investment for an individual and a nation is education, research and development. Not buses and highways.

rashid abu dhabi Mar 13, 2015 08:10pm

mubrook to all pakistanis pakistan zendabad pak army pahindabad

pakistani Mar 13, 2015 08:13pm

well done.

Hamza Mar 13, 2015 08:13pm

A very brave step by Pak rangers but it should be continue against the militant wings of all political parties.

Amir Mar 13, 2015 08:16pm

Good Job, Pakistan. It would be interested to know how far it can penetrate in India.

Syed Mar 13, 2015 08:17pm

Excellent, keep it up

Ali Mar 13, 2015 08:21pm

Not to take any credit away from the brain powers behind this achievement but I must say that the whole world would have appreciated more if the money and resources were spent on a break through that the whole human race could have benefited from. As ab optimistic Pakistani I sincerely hope that one day our genius minds will also think of investing same amount of resources into technology related to medical research or theoretical physics.

Jason Rafei Mar 13, 2015 08:27pm

Love it! May Pakistan be blessed with the best, always, Insha Allah.

Bilal Mar 13, 2015 08:28pm

it's great victory of Pakistan keeping in view to face future challenges, great job by Pakistani engineers, well done!

seemab Mar 13, 2015 08:29pm

Pakistan has been trying to develop this from Drone from 2008..i visited a site near Islamabad...cannot name it...but their i saw the engineers working on it...Congratulations.

Satyameva Jayate Mar 13, 2015 08:29pm

Congratulations, NESCOM.

What is the weight of missiles the drone can carry? How high does this drone fly?

Ashutosh Mar 13, 2015 08:32pm

Congratulations

Satyameva Jayate Mar 13, 2015 08:33pm

@Garib Manus - Pakistani bombs and missiles fired by PAF cause NO COLLATERAL DAMAGE.... At least, we have not read or heard anything about that.

Desi Dimag Mar 13, 2015 08:33pm

Army is keeping people happy. Now people won't condemn Drone attack.

shezad Mar 13, 2015 08:34pm

Good stuff.

A great force multiplier. And a great cost effective platform.

Humanity Mar 13, 2015 08:35pm

Buraq !!!

How does one file blasphemy charge against the ideology , the state and who so ever is responsible for naming a weapon of destruction and death after the concept of enlightenment and a journey of ultimate love between God and one whom God entitled Rahmatullilalleem ?

My feelings are deeply hurt. Do my feelings matter?

junaid Mar 13, 2015 08:35pm

welldone thumbs up

shahid dhair Mar 13, 2015 08:38pm

good achievement by pak army

A shah Mar 13, 2015 08:40pm

Soon pakistan will overtake NASA and India in space program.

RRana Mar 13, 2015 08:40pm

Use catapult launch instead of take off from runways. save fuel and increase range.

Okay Mar 13, 2015 08:41pm

@zak India uses these type of drones in fields for Urea delivery. Pin point accuracy.. Each tiny urea ball hits the targeted root.

N.Sid Mar 13, 2015 08:42pm

@Sunil USA The signals to and from ground is all given through satellites. This tech is involved here. Pakistan has three satellite in space, and also uses GPS satellite based system. You cannot use drone without satellite tech.

Bari Mar 13, 2015 09:02pm

Maybe Army can be tasked with building more toilets:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1168630

Ahmed Mar 13, 2015 09:03pm

Great achievement. Time to develop anti submarine hunting and killing drones. P3 Orion is expensive . New types of stealth drones are needed for deep penetration into enemy territory.

Ahmed Mar 13, 2015 09:08pm

Great Achievement Time to develop anti submarine hunting and killing drones. P3 Orion is very expensive to maintain and parts are limited also. Need to develop one way drones for deep enemy territory and get destroyed while sending in all relevant information.

Prashant Mar 13, 2015 09:08pm

@zak Fr ur information India has already developed these type of drones almost half a decade ago

Khursheed Yasin Mar 13, 2015 09:09pm

there will always be naysayers, they should be ignored.

Taimoor Khan Mar 13, 2015 09:18pm

Brilliant. Enjoyed the video. This should take care of Indian deployments and their tanks in any future conflict. Less strain on our forces deployed on Indian border.

Muhammed Ali UK Mar 13, 2015 09:18pm

Good job the developement is in the hands of the armed forces otherwise God help us.

umer salahuddin Mar 13, 2015 09:18pm

Bravo.

LahoreSeAmerica Mar 13, 2015 09:23pm

They should have found something to shoot down drones that America flies.

Are we going to fly these drones on US?

Hasan Mar 13, 2015 09:24pm

That shows you the talent Pakistani scientists and engineers posses.. Great Achievement by Pakistan... Congratulations.. Pakistan Zindabad

sam Mar 13, 2015 09:27pm

I thought everyone in pakistan hated drones. So, american drones are bad, but pakistani drones are good?

I am confused.

Let us see a year from now if drones reduce the killings in Pak.

hamid Mar 13, 2015 09:31pm

All the nation has the occasion to rejoice this mile stone in Pakistan's success. Pak Foj Ko Salam

Farooq Mar 13, 2015 09:40pm

@Canada where did you get this wrong info 40% ........

Farooq Mar 13, 2015 09:42pm

India will never accept pakistan as a rising nation in any generation but Pakistani people are one the best nation in the world. They have best army and very good leadership then India.

BRR Mar 13, 2015 09:43pm

Toy stores are selling drones nowadays, so not a big deal.

Meow Mar 13, 2015 09:43pm

Looks like a big toy ! Does it do anything

pakistani Mar 13, 2015 09:50pm

CASC CH-3(Rainbow-3 ) crashed on jan/2015 in nigeria lol same as our drone i have no idea why our military make us fools and if u guys cant see operator using windows which is impossible for flying uav'"s was excited but damn now angry

colin Mar 13, 2015 09:50pm

@Mustafa Your "Pakistan Army Zindabad" surrendered HALF your country to INDIA in December 1971 !!!!

BRR Mar 13, 2015 09:51pm

American drones are illegal, bad and kill pakistanis, Pakistani drones only kill pakistanis, pakhtuns, baloochis, kashmirirs and indians, so must be good, the aforementioned groups are for killing anyway.

What a toy store in US sells for $200- $2000 or so and Californian companies sell military grade for $20K or so, are now being copied / made now in Pakistan, so big deal. Johnny come lately.

Dr Ghulam Ali Mar 13, 2015 09:53pm

great work

Sanjib Mar 13, 2015 09:55pm

painted chinese CH3 UAV = Burraq. Google it. Buying chinese thing and renaming it dose not mean a great achievement. Anyway congrats for getting it from China.

Khanm Mar 13, 2015 09:55pm

My question to all those commentators. Are going to have no more drone attacks from our mentors. If that is not the case what is the point in having them.

ashok kumar lal Mar 13, 2015 09:57pm

Thank you Pak army .Now people in north west will not grumble when they are killed by PAKISTANI drones, but will feel honoured.

colin Mar 13, 2015 09:58pm

@Satyameva Jayate It can carry 5 kilograms of Pakistani basmati rice which the whole world knows is better than INDIA's but does not want to admit it because of INDIA's nefarious influence.

Raja Mar 13, 2015 09:59pm

Excellent accomplishment. Kill all terrorists and make our country safe.

sunny Mar 13, 2015 10:02pm

Good job.I am very proud today.

Nazir Mar 13, 2015 10:03pm

Mashallah, Pak will do wornders..all needs to be done is to wipe out dynasty rule and let army rule the country..

fact check Mar 13, 2015 10:05pm

Uh, no. The Shahpar and Burraq were bot the first ones to be developed locally. Pakistan has had a long history of drone development, and it has a wide range of surveillance drones. Pakistan even has a decent sized drone developer and manufacturer called integrated dynamics, who's sold drones around the world, including to the USA.

Sanj Mar 13, 2015 10:09pm

@zak US and Israel may place order for your state of art weapons. The discussion has already been started. Cleaners have been instructed not to wipe the surface of it hardly to avoid revealing the red colour underneath

shahzad Mar 13, 2015 10:11pm

love you pak bad news for snake charmers

Sanj Mar 13, 2015 10:11pm

@zak you are in your small world, grow up man. The nations around you are far ahead than Pakistan, except terrorism

Calcutta Man Mar 13, 2015 10:12pm

@N.Sid

I had Googled Risalpur even before your comment. On your part, first find that out for yourself whether they manufacture from scratch at Risalpur, or they reassemble imported CKD kits?

Haider Rehman Mar 13, 2015 10:15pm

@K Isn't terrorism the most immediate problem? Army is spending it's time and money wisely while govt isn't. Let's hope the next govt is better.

Haider Rehman Mar 13, 2015 10:15pm

@Bachabassi Jealousy!

Kumar_saini Mar 13, 2015 10:20pm

ha..ha It is cheap Chinese drone. I can only laugh at claim of Pakistan's indigenous drone.

apple siri Mar 13, 2015 10:21pm

Now can Pak kill terrorists on Afghan side?

Then, do it.

Ahmad Mar 13, 2015 10:22pm

America was using their drones against their enemies, who will Pakistani Army be targeting? Our own citizens ;)

Ahmad Mar 13, 2015 10:22pm

America was using their drones against their enemies, who will Pakistani Army be targeting? Our own citizens ;)

conservative Mar 13, 2015 10:23pm

@Colcata man. Just foe your info Pakistan produces railway engines but unfortunately railway system is badly ignored in here Whereas road transport has progressed much faster and efficiently. India is a much larger country and only Railways can cover the waste distances there whereas we only consider using Railways or air journey while travelling from KPK or upper Punjab to lower sindh.

dawn reader Mar 13, 2015 10:25pm

Wow this is great news

Ranganath S Mar 13, 2015 10:25pm

Tested in China, Again tested in Pakistan!!

NASR Mar 13, 2015 10:29pm

@Bachabassi So what? If it is. The Indian nuclear program is now fully American.

Sunil USA Mar 13, 2015 10:29pm

@N.Sid Pakistan has one GNS satalite which was launch on sept 2012 from China. The RSSS satalite which is due to be launch on 2018. In US Drone is now being used by civilian . Check Amazon . So Drone tech is almost outdated.

NASR Mar 13, 2015 10:33pm

@ninmah So what? Tell me what is indigenous today? Don't you go for study, and education abroad to aquire knowledge? A lot Ideas and Invention come into existence after you look it somewhere else.

Mustafa Baloch Mar 13, 2015 10:35pm

MashAllah ,Alhumdulillah for a great achievement.

undefeatedman Mar 13, 2015 10:36pm

The army general is watching the drones in action on a binoccular set. Does this mean that the drones can fly only a limited short distance?

Vic Mar 13, 2015 10:37pm

NINMAH,

What difference does it make if Pakistan copied the drone. The death of the terrorists won't be any different because it is a copy.

eagle Mar 13, 2015 10:38pm

@zak drones are delivering pizza nowadays............?

ans Mar 13, 2015 10:42pm

Now Pakistan has two things to be happy about - Drone and Atom Bomb

Erik Mar 13, 2015 10:42pm

@ninmah what difference does it make? This is good enough to cook RAW meat.

AG Mar 13, 2015 10:47pm

@A. A. You forget to wear glasses!!

gnome Mar 13, 2015 10:52pm

@Ranganath S Can it identify good and bad terrorist and kill only bad terrorists.

Agha Ata Mar 13, 2015 10:54pm

I wish we had the same achievement in education and health in our country.

atif Mar 13, 2015 10:54pm

@Ahmed dont worry about anti sub operations; indian submariners take care of that by exploding their subs in the harbour

Friend From India Mar 13, 2015 10:55pm

Congratulations Pakistan for your achievement...!! India & Pakistan should come together and join hands to defeat all those forces who are working as an obstacle for the development of both the nations...!! Wish you all the best...!!

HAHAH Mar 13, 2015 11:07pm

@Salman one more toy for the boys who die everyday for ungrateful little pricks like you.

Boomerang Mar 13, 2015 11:08pm

Good export item in toy categories.

raj Mar 13, 2015 11:12pm

Made in china crap..you guys are funny.

Paul Mar 13, 2015 11:22pm

@zak If you believe that than we all have to digest that the Pakistanis will reach 'Moon' and the 'Mars' tomorrow and have already eradicated Polio and other diseases from their country. The rest of the world is scared (except of course for China) and shaking in their pants! Of all the 'bad' news coming from he country this is a 'feel-good' crap fed by the military!

numbersnumbers Mar 13, 2015 11:23pm

All should note that "drones" pictured appear to be copies of Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ kit airplanes developed in US , with cockpit removed!

KM Mar 13, 2015 11:25pm

@zak can't sleep without remembering India at least once a day eh?

weq Mar 13, 2015 11:28pm

@zak India is atleast 50 years ahead in technology, such genuine Nations don't post achievemnets in Newspapers and Media, only fake and failed Nations do that and this is what you see here. I have known NESCOM for ten years and I can assure you this was just another funds justification project that ends as proof of concept and never a product.

Ghaznavi Mar 13, 2015 11:29pm

@raghunath Why can't you accept it?

Truth Mar 13, 2015 11:29pm

Indigenous??? I wonder, Pakistan engineer can not make a railway engine forget make ,they cant even repair those engines but they made armed drones .sound interesting.

Anyhow, we all know its made in China gifted to paksitan...

Ghaznavi Mar 13, 2015 11:31pm

@Friend From India I wish the regon had more people like you. Alas!

Kashmiri34 Mar 13, 2015 11:33pm

kaha se kharide...

sfoman Mar 13, 2015 11:34pm

That's one small step for our Engineers, one giant leap for PAKISTAN!

nabil Mar 13, 2015 11:41pm

I welcome the newly adopted technology for drawns but capable to carry one missile , are operated by eye in the sky cameras?

JET LEE Mar 13, 2015 11:47pm

@zak India is far away. Have you heard about Mangalyaan? Modi has promised to provide SAARC satellite to help your people too :)

JET LEE Mar 13, 2015 11:50pm

So you are using ADB loan here??

M. Siddique Mar 14, 2015 12:07am

@A. A. , it does not carry bombs but missiles. Look carefully one picture shows a fired missile.

Raj Patel Mar 14, 2015 12:31am

Export to China and USA, they are in need at the moment to kill terrorist in Iraq and in China.

Sahir Sumalani Mar 14, 2015 12:48am

Superb, another prototype to carry the nukes must be considered too.

M. Omar Mar 14, 2015 01:09am

Great....but what satellites do they use for flying them or is it only line of sight?

Ilias Mar 14, 2015 01:58am

Great news to me and all fellow Pakistanis, Now I get to believing that my country is on wright track ! I Congratulate you all Guys develop and well done this complicated task !

riaz Mar 14, 2015 02:16am

@weq Indian used normal drones in kargil just like Pakistan uses, only four countries operate armed drones including russia, US, China and Israel, the fifth one is Pakistan, india doesn't possess an armed drone as of yet

kirther Mar 14, 2015 03:06am

Excellent work but only if politicians can manage number of serious internal issues urgently and efficiently only then such strategic gains will make Pakistan a true regional power. Pakistani strategist have failed to evolve an independent and dynamic foreign policy. Sheikhs from Gulf and Middle East countries will support Pakistan only if it suits their own interest. Pakistan must change its policies from being reactive to proactive, should adopt progressive policies considering the dynamics of world politics.

kumar.swami72@yahoo.com Mar 14, 2015 03:09am

@dewgrass11 Radio controlled areal vehiclies have around for a long time. The drone is a larger version with added wepons system and what not. It does nor require genious engineers.

gupta Mar 14, 2015 03:09am

@fact check Those are miniature drones or toys and not drones that can carry arms or missiles. Also range, payload capacity and guidance mechanism separates toys from military drones. Otherwise I also have few toy drones (helicopters). A nation that can develop any kind of aircraft will always be able to develop drones, what matters is capability.

sukhera Mar 14, 2015 03:26am

@ninmah > You said Pakistan used reversed engineering to develop an armed drone is quite remarkable. I am not sure how the commentator received this information that it was developed from a downed US drone. please at least give them some credit for developing this drone.I know Pakistan has been requesting the drones from the US for Decades but America refused to share the technology.

zahra Mar 14, 2015 03:39am

Wish instead of this nonsense, we could celebrate and win a Nobel prize in science. I wish my compatriots see just how skewed our priorities are. Even opening a single university has more value than this nonsensical technology. If we had done that in 1947 we wouldn't be here celebrating this! sad sad sad

Tim Mar 14, 2015 04:29am

Well done Army, at least someone in Pakistan is working for the interest of Pakistan

Truth Mar 14, 2015 05:08am

@natey lol.....American Drone technology has already been coded by the Iranian scientists which used their own technology to control the American Drones which were spying on Iran. No country has ever achieved this!

Hamdard Mar 14, 2015 05:43am

I hate to burst the bubble but this is nothing but a Chinese drone called CH-3. China has exported these to Pakistan, and Nigeria. Please google and compare ...... it's identical.

adil jadoon Mar 14, 2015 05:56am

How about more investment is education and health.

Mustafa Mar 14, 2015 06:03am

@SP;

India indigenous satellite is manufactured Israel and Western countries. India does not manufacture any silicon whatsoever.

Mustafa Mar 14, 2015 06:06am

@Desi Dimag;

"Now people won't condemn Drone attack."

There have been no drone attacks since General Raheel took his swagger to Washington.

Mustafa Mar 14, 2015 06:10am

@Ali;

You probably haven't read much of Allama Iqbal;

Shamshir-o-sana awwal Tavoos-o-rubab akhir.

BOL Mar 14, 2015 07:52am

@ Ahmed Dear, Remember one thing your citizens are no more your citizens when they pick up arms against the country on behest and support of enemy neighbors and then start Terrorizing and killing innocent people. You think those who butcher little kids are your citizens??? @For my Indian Trolls Keep saying it that Burraq is made by china and blah, blah. Cuz we know, its not going to be digestible to you. Other then fixing your matches at CWC and glorifying your mediocre players who just a while ago playing series against the Kiwis and Aussies where miserably failing and losing, suddenly start getting batting pitches at the CWC start and winning fixed matches.Forget about Pakistan, just concentrate on your country. We are passing through a phase and hopefully we will come through it. So stay tuned and watch out and don't open your mouth too early!

anonymus Mar 14, 2015 08:44am

Well done long way to go in achieving our self reliance on our defence make it rock solid guys...

Ahmad Ali Mar 14, 2015 08:52am

Great efforts by young talented Pakistanis in this stressful period of time Pakistan is facing. Point that matters is that they have taken the lead proactively and build something that can be now upgraded to meet the advanced technology of the time. great work

waseem haider Mar 14, 2015 09:54am

Long live Pakistan

Lalat Mar 14, 2015 10:40am

Understand the drone uses water as fuel as Pakistan had indigenously developed engines that run on water long back.

Zakatu Mar 14, 2015 11:41am

@colin another conspiracy

Whistle Mar 14, 2015 11:52am

@Sahir Sumalani The depth of ingnorance

Adv Waqas Mar 14, 2015 12:04pm

Proud to be part of Pakistan Army.

headsoffcuttersoff Mar 14, 2015 12:07pm

@Sehma Hua : If US had not refused your request for drones, you woquld not have built them! This is called Tough Love!

headsoffcuttersoff Mar 14, 2015 12:23pm

@Sense : 300 miles! That's good if no one else has attack drones !700 miles is better ...! If someone finds one, should he/she return it by post?

Sahil Mar 14, 2015 12:48pm

It looks exactly like the Chinese Ch-3 drones. Or is it really just that.

Imaad Siddiqui Mar 14, 2015 01:49pm

Great and Historical achievement, bravo to all those involved in this project.....PAKISTAN ZINDABAD.

Ajay vikram Singh Mar 14, 2015 02:27pm

Locally painted Chinese drone CH-3. LOL. How many of them China sold you?

Anyway, congratulations. Something is better than nothing.

white noise Mar 14, 2015 04:16pm

In 2007 I attended the Dubai airport expo and there were companies from Pakistan who had drones on display then, they didn't call them drones, they were titles, surveillance aircrafts.

its funny to see the guy at controls is wearing a suit !!! just like USA, drones should be operated by air force personnel, not a civilian in a suit.

sri1 Mar 14, 2015 05:18pm

@zak "Soon India will try to import similar equipment from US at exorbiant costs " Hmmmm. It's Modi time, he is busy indigenizing everything with "make in India". If the last twenty years are any indication, you will see how far India will go here-on with far better governance and utilization of public resources.

Paul Adam Mar 14, 2015 06:57pm

Great Achievement. We salute all.

Sanjay Guha Mar 14, 2015 07:06pm

@colin Wow in that case please keep sending us the better quality Basmati rice. We just love it across the border

Hasan Mar 14, 2015 09:53pm

Excellent news. You can always tell when a report worries our hindustani neighbours, because they all fall over each other to post a comment here - well don't worry yourselves guys, if you want to build something similar, get your DRDO scientists onto the case and we'll check on your progress in 2045!

Hasan

Bob Banda Mar 14, 2015 11:16pm

Is this really home grown/developed? Or does it use chinese technology? Has striking resemblance to a chinese drone.

Not trying to question the people in pakistan who 'developed" this.

Good aquisition though.

SM Mar 14, 2015 11:58pm

Obviously Pakistanis are brilliant, but we must focus this brilliance on improving our society, not just our armory.

Realism Mar 15, 2015 12:01am

Awesome, kudos to pak scientists

Realism Mar 15, 2015 12:09am

Don't known what happened to avg pak commenter, they are hailing pak army instead of scientists who made it.

Mumbai Indian Mar 15, 2015 01:36am

@zak

LOL!! :) -- lol -- thanks Zak -- you always give us such good laughs -- love your sense of humor!! :)

Kobe Mar 15, 2015 04:25am

@Calcutta Man "Make some railway locomotives on your own ...make ONE at least "

They can buy drones at Toys R Us. You can't buy locomotives at Toys R Us. That is the problem.

hellboy Mar 15, 2015 07:00am

At last how real it may be Pakistan built its own national bird.

ssW Mar 15, 2015 11:31am

Pakistan has now not only a indigenous dron ,but also conditions which can test it.Using the drones against the terrorists will give real experience to the controllers which others lack.The feedback will produce improvements and advances.But Worldwide drones are becoming so cheap and accessible it will be difficult to control their growth and advances.Countries should decide about allocating resources to projects where it brings technological and costs superiority.Like drone hunting equipment?

fayaz ahmed Mar 15, 2015 02:35pm

congrates pakistan, a great achievement

Sanj Mar 15, 2015 05:33pm

@natey - What for ? Malaysia is a much developed country in Asia. They produce all kinds of toys for themselves. I do not underestimate Pakistanis ability. they are intelligent human beings just like Indians. However, they do not have the support to develop anything useful for the mankind and therefore bogus claims are unacceptable.

Sunil Mar 15, 2015 06:52pm

We can see a "Made in China" sticker LOL. Nothing will save Pakistan.

SANJEEV KUMAR YADAV Mar 15, 2015 07:39pm

@zak For your kind information, your railway has demanded locomotives made in India.

Indiguy Mar 15, 2015 08:28pm

OMG! We Indians are trembling with fear! We have lost our sleep. Bwahahahahah! Even our pigeons and crows are better fighter than this. Anyway don't want to disappoint you. Hardly anything positive happening for you nowadays. Can understand your desperation.

Bob Banda Mar 15, 2015 08:38pm

@Taimoor Khan

Asuming that the drones stay flying.

Bob Banda Mar 15, 2015 08:42pm

@BOL

Umm India concentrates on India. Where as Pakistan concentrates on ummm India. I mean any failures (e.g cricket) in India - its Indias fault!

Nice to give advice - but nicer to practice what one preaches!

manoj advani Mar 15, 2015 09:11pm

@HAHAHA .

Before being a global power atleast have power. .

FactBoy Mar 15, 2015 09:13pm

@Sahil It is indeed the Chinese CH-3 UCAV

Taimoor Mar 15, 2015 10:21pm

@Bob Banda And what make you think they wont be flying? They are pretty stealthy and India cannot provide air cover to its tanks and armour, rest assured Indians tanks will be sticking ducks for Burraq and its laser guided missile, Burq.

Ahmer Mar 15, 2015 10:51pm

Made in Dara Adam Khel?

Akshay G Mar 16, 2015 12:00am

@A shah how can anyone even think of comparing uav's and space technology

AK Mar 16, 2015 06:54am

@ninmah and what facts do you ave to back this up?

Harsh Mar 16, 2015 09:18am

@zak : Soon India will try to import similar equipment from US at exorbiant costs while Pakistan has developed it indigenously at very low cost.

We don't need drones as we are not bombing our own people.

Syed Mar 16, 2015 11:48am

While ordinary citizens have no access to justice, education, health care, babies in Thar are dying, law and order in the country is non-existent, corruption is at the peak at every level of public life, civil infra-structure is crumbling, energy crisis is getting worse, water resources are dwindling, environmental pollution is rampant, terrorism hasn't been defeated and what are we celebrating acquisition of military drones. Worst example of misapplication of public resources by political and military leadership that is totally oblivious to reality. No external enemy need invade us, we are going to implode from within. Wake up Pakistan.

M2GRT4U Mar 16, 2015 12:22pm

Drones are being developed by my university mechanical engineering seniors in bangalore as their projects. Whats the big fuss going on here.