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DSA12: GIDS modifies Uqab UAV

18th April 2012 - 08:31 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Pakistani company Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) expects to have modifications to  its Uqab ('Falcon') UAV completed by October.

In service with the Pakistan Army for some five years, the platform will have added automatic take-off and landing capabilities, as well as a parachute for landing, Saqib Ishaq Khan, manager of technical engineering at GIDS told Shephard at DSA 2012 in Kuala Lumpur on 18 April.

'We're increasing the range to 200-250km, and increasing the endurance to six hours,' Khan explained. 'We need to have demonstrated this to the army by October.'

GIDS is also developing a rocket launch

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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