Peshawar: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement on Thursday that several militants were attacked by a ‘Burraq’ drone and killed.
The strike was carried out in the South Waziristan region. The ISPR stated the following,
“A drone strike by a ‘Burraq’ drone was carried out in South Waziristan and targeted terrorists’ hideouts.”
It is important to state that this is the second drone strike that has been carried out by the Pakistani manufactured ‘Burraq’ drone. After it’s development in November 2013, the drone was utilized for the first time.
With cooperation with a Pakistani controlled and owned scientific research organization called ‘National Engineering and Scientific Commission’ (NESCOM) the drone ‘Burraq’ and ‘Shahpur’ were developed. They have ben termed as the first surveillance drones that were manufactured in Pakistan by NESCOM.
Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif was present to monitor the trails that were taken to test the drone’s performance. While witnessing the session, the General stated, “Great national achievement and momentous occasion”.
The test session was conducted on March 14, 2015 where the army conducted a series of trials for the drone ‘Burraq’ that was armed with a laser-guided ‘Barq’.
It has been a long aspiration for Pakistan for building and manufacturing it’s own drones to counter terrorism and militancy activity.