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.
Pakistan is in discussions with Saudi Arabia to send combat troops to defend the kingdom amid growing concern over threats from ISIL militants and Houthi rebels. Islamabad and Saudi Arabia have long had a close military and security relationship, with troops from Pakistan's large and combat-hardened army regularly deployed for training Saudi soldiers
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