IDEAS 2018: Pakistan Introduces Its Multi-role Drone to the World

Pakistan has introduced its first locally-built multirole drone to the world at the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2018.

Chief of Naval Staff, Kaleem Shaukat, inaugurated the launching ceremony on Wednesday, the second day of the defense exhibition.

The armed UCAV is named Burraq and would be marketed by Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS).

Burraq is built by the NESCOM independently. The copter can fly at an altitude of 16000 feet for up to ten hours.

It is stealth, unmanned drone – very effective in hunting the enemies down especially in the rugged mountainous areas. Pakistan Army is witness to its effectiveness in the field.

Pak Army has been using Burraq ever since it escalated its offensive against the terrorists hiding in the Northern and tribal areas in 2015.

The multi-role aircraft was mainly utilized in Operation Zarb-e-Azb and Operation Raddul-Fasad.


  • Xahid

    I don’t think its quadcopter, look at it again, there’s no fans attached!

    • Taabi

      There is a rear propeller, if you look closely, just like the one in The Predator.

      • Atif

        he probably means no fans on top like a copter. quad need four though, anything below is still a copter.
        rear propeller as you’ve said makes it a flying craft.

        • Shazaib Alam

          not exactly. old planes don’t have a jet engine even a single jet engine have multiple propellers but they are not call copter. copter is a completely different thing copter is referred as helicopter which can levitate at a fix point a plane on other hand can’t do that

    • Syed Ahmed Raza Rizvi

      Thanks alot everyone who took time out of their busy schedules and pointed out the mistake. The corrections have been made. We would be more careful in future.

  • Tech Boy

    This happens when you have unskilled, untrained people working for you who cannot identify properly. Over the years Propakistani level has dropped down considerably. From a Tech only site, it now just publishes whatever that can get clicks generated.

    Seriously, they are just busy making money.

    • Syed Ahmed Raza Rizvi

      Thanks alot everyone who took time out of their busy schedules and pointed out mistakes. The corrections have been made. We would be more careful in future.

  • This is NOT a quadcopter!

  • essque

    a) Not a quadcopter, as so rightly pointed by other readers too,
    b) GIDS introduced the Shahpar UAV and not the Burraq, as shown and stated,
    c) Burraq is a NESCOM product.

    Little bit of fact finding can bring credibility to your reporting. This seems like a hotch potch effort to compile ‘some’ news

    • Syed Ahmed Raza Rizvi

      Thanks! corrections have been made.