Islamabad: Pakistan last week successfully conducted a final test flight of its indigenously developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) "Uqaab," according to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release.
The release said that the Pakistan chief of army staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, senior armed forces officers and scientists, witnessed the test. The flight data showed that all design parameters had been successfully validated.
According to the release, the performance of Uqaab was comparable to any of modern, state of the art, UAV in its category. The final test flight was preceded by earlier developmental test flights in 2007.
The successful test flight reflects Pakistan's continued efforts for self-reliance in the field of defence, the statement said.
Gen Kayani congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding success and said that the development of a new and complex technology, such as that of UAVs, would go a long way in strengthening Pakistan's defence.