Wednesday, February 28, 2024

GIDS Unveils Future-Leaning Systems in Istanbul

GIDS, a Pakistani state-owned defence conglomerate, is unveiling a number of future-oriented products and systems at IDEF ‘23 this week. The group represents the core of Pakistani defence R&D and offers a broad range of defence and security solutions, many of which are already in service with Pakistan’s armed forces.

The current portfolio encompasses the principal warfare domains [air, land and sea], as well as NBC defence and security-related applications. The group strongly believes in innovation and creativity in addressing operational requirements, using technological expertise to overcome the evolving challenges of modern conflict and to provide users with effective solutions for today and tomorrow. Among the solutions currently in late-stage development that will be unveiled and discussed at IDEF ‘23 are:

  • The Shahpar-III Group 4+ MALE UCAV, featuring enhanced endurance, ceiling and payload performance, an indigenously-developed avionics system, 140 and 170hp powerplant options and six wing hardpoints for weapons carriage;
  • The FAAZ air-to-air missile, with beyond visual range capability, will be available in RF [active radar] and IIR [imaging infra-red] seeker variants;
  • The Taimoor air-launched cruise missile carries warheads designed for specific target lethality, and a range of conventional warheads for land attack. The Taimoor-AG will incorporate an IIR seeker.
Taimoor ALCM (Credits: Global Defense Insight)

GIDS has specific interest in discussing collaborative ventures and technology initiatives with Türkiye, among other friendly nations: the group carries a substantial portion of the government’s ‘industry-to-industry defence collaboration’ mandate, and sees IDEF as an ideal opportunity to strengthen effective and mutually beneficial ties between the two nations.

For more information on GIDS capabilities, visit Hall 4 Stand #410

Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, defense industry, arms procurement, and emerging technologies.

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