Pakistan drone Burraq UCAV striking capabilities & specifications, A nightmare for terrorists.
Since 2004 US was using its Predator drone against terrorist. USA refused to give its drones to Pakistan amid fear of technology proliferation.
After refusal of USA Burraq development primarily begun in 2009, with the contract being awarded to NESCOM in close coordination with the Pakistan Air Force.
The NESCOM Burraq (Urdu: بُراق) is an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) developed and built by the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) along with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
Primarily used by the PAF, it has also been used by the Pakistan Army (PA) in its counter-insurgency operations in north-west Pakistan.
Pakistan became the fifth country in the World to successfully develop an unmanned combat aerial vehicle.
The Burraq carries various imagery and motion sensors, and is equipped with a laser guided air-to-surface missile named “Barq”.
The first combat capable version of the Burraq was first publicly demonstrated in March 2015.
In September 2015 pakistan killed three high profile terrorists in Shawal region of Khyber Agency.
Burraq is all weather drone and can alos hit its targets in night.
It has two hard points in which it can carry two laser guided missiles Burq etc.
Its maximum speed is 215 km/h
Its maximum operational range is 1000 km.
Its empty weight is 500 kg whereas its maximum take off weight is 1000 kg.
Due to low RCS Buraq is considered as stealthy and is very difficult to track through radar.
Its engine is also silent which make it more stealthy among its competitors.
Buraq service ceiling is 20000 feet and can fly for more than 13 hours.