Pakistan on Monday inducted the first fleet of indigenously developed strategic unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), namely Burraq and Shahpar, in Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force. The induction of UAVs, very effective force multipliers, to the inventory of armed forces is a landmark achievement.  In the future these UAVs can also be gainfully employed in various socio-economic development projects.

The induction ceremony was attended by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of the Army Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Lieutenant General (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Director General Strategic Plans Division and senior officers from armed forces, scientists and engineers, said an ISPR press release issued here.

General Kayani, while appreciating the work of NESCOM scientists and engineers, highlighted that the induction of indigenously developed surveillance capable UAVs in Pakistan Armed Forces was a force multiplier, and would substantially enhance their target acquisition capabilities in real time.