Pak armed forces exhibit capability in targeting drones

April 19th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Bahawalpur (Pakistan), Apr 19(ANI): The Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have effectively targeted a drone aircraft, displaying their capability as part of the Azm-e-Nau III military exercise that is being conducted in a desert near Bahawalpur.

The massive firepower show included effectively targeting an indigenously developed drone flying at a certain height and speed with the help of the radar directed Orlikon Anti Aircraft gun.

The Air Defence of the Pakistan Army has also exhibited the accurate targeting of an enemy aircraft with precision through shoulder-operated system of Anza-II Missiles, The Daily Times reports.

The first phase of the exercise culminated with an Impressive Integrated Fire Power Exercise.

The spectacular firepower was witnessed by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majid, Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani, services chiefs, foreign defence attaches and a number of retired and serving military officers.Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Gilani said he was sure the feat could not be rivalled by any military in the world.

He said the exercise was the epoch making professional activity of the Pakistani armed forces, which marks the culmination of a year-long training process conceived and executed by them. (ANI)

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