Pakistan Should Cooperate with China for Drone Technology

Chief Minister of Punjab and PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan should improve cooperation with Chinese side to develop advance drone technology. He said this while talking to the media at Lahore airport at the end of his tour of china .

It has already been reported that Pakistan may have signed a contract to purchase around 20 CH-3 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC). CH-3 is capable of carrying two 75kg FT-5 Chinese Small Diameter Bomb. FT-5 has a warhead of 35kg and a circular error probability of 15 meters.

Pakistani media has also repeatedly indicated the presence of a domestic project to develop a hunter-killer unmanned combat aerial vehicle. Project is called Burraq unmanned combat aerial vehicle. It is reported that Burraq will be able to carry air to ground missiles to hit ground targets like US MQ-1 Predater UAV. So far both Ministry of Defence & Production and Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has declined to confirm or deny the existence of the Burraq UAV program.

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