Pakistani company GIDS reveals model of indigenously made Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV for export.
The GIDS Shahpar II tactical UAV provides SATCOM & Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) roles with endurance of 14+ hours & a service ceiling of 20,000 ft.
The Shahpar II is an advanced variant of the Shahpar I made by Global Industrial Defense Solutions (GIDS) Pakistan.
According to AERO (Advanced Engineering Research Organization), one of the seven companies forming the GIDS consortium, the sensor suite is a multi-sensor turret designated “Zumr-1 (EP)”.
The Shahpar I is designed to autonomously take off and land on a runway or land with a parachute. Payloads are available for reconnaissance and day/night surveillance. Targets on the ground can be geo-referenced and geo-pointed by the avionics. Ground equipment is capable of mission planning and simulation, mission management and control as well as debriefing of ground crew. The Shahpar has been operational since 2012 when two flights each entered service with the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Army. Each flight is made up of five aircraft, a communications station, and a ground control station.