Pakistan Army Test Anti-Drone Technology

Report: Pakistan Army Test Anti-Drone Technology

The Air Defence Unit of the Pakistan Army has conducted a successful experiment, downing drones in the Khudai Range near Muzaffargarh, according to a Pakistani daily.

Pakistan Air Defence Unit Commander Lt.-Gen. Ashraf Saleem revealed that four drones were downed with the help of 35mm radar, laser guns and 127mm guns. He said that the Air Defence Unit is equipped with the latest system that has the capability of downing every kind of drone, according to a report in The Post.

Pakistan will continue undertaking such exercises to strengthen the air defense of the country, Saleem said, adding that the demonstration of capability by the Pakistani soldiers has increased his confidence.

Commenting on the test, Brigadier (retired) Masood said that Pakistan has the capability of downing drones but the government does not want to spoil relations with the United States.

Source: The Post, Pakistan, January 19, 2010