In order to survey and conduct reconnaissance over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) pipelines, bridges, installations, borders, and dams – Pakistan Army has acquired a well-equipped drone named Uqab.
With a 15 hour flight time and a 250 km operable range via a remote control, the Uqab is able to carry ammunition weighing up to 1,000 kg and utilize it effectively without missing its target. It is manufactured by a Pakistan-based private organisation – Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS).
As compared to drones manufactured in other countries, the Uqab has been manufactured efficiently with comparatively less cost incurred per unit – with the same number of useful features.
Having an expendable drone readily available for dispatch, Pakistan Army will be able to conduct surveillance in remote and dangerous areas within and across the border.
Along with its military uses, the drone can also be used to figure out problems related to climate change by conducting scientific analysis and to reach remote areas which are otherwise difficult to survey.
With the issue of terrorist attacks and subversive individuals with their hideouts spread throughout the borders and within Pakistan’s diverse territory, Pak Army needed a reliable source of survey which can help spot these hideouts and effectively get rid of them.
According to reports, around 15 applicants have shown interest in getting hands on this GIDS developed drone – the applicants also include companies from some European countries – which is why it’s expected to launch in the market very soon.
Via: The News