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04:04 PM, May 11, 2017
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New Armed Strategic Drone Unveiled In Riyadh
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) unveiled the strategic drone program ‘Saqr-1’ in Riyadh on Wednesday.

Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, President of KACST, stressed the highly advanced techniques used in this aircraft. He stated that Saqr-1 is equipped with a KA-band satellite communication system that gives superiority and privilege to this aircraft, Saudi Press Agency reported.

It can fly for a range of more than 2500 kilometers with the ability to carry missiles and guided bombs with laser system and launch from different heights from 500 to 6000 meters and a range of up to 10 km with an accuracy of less than 1.5 m.

The UAV is capable of flying at an average altitude of 20,000 feet and has a flight time of 24 hours. 

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