Shahpar-II is a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), designed and manufactured by Pakistan’s state owned aerospace firm “GIDS”. According to GIDS, Shahpar-II is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance that has an flying endurance of 14 hours and operate at an altitude of 20, 000 ft. This UAV is the updated version of Shahpar-I UAV, which is also designed by Global Industrial Defence Solutions (GIDS)
It has a modular airframe structural design comprising of advanced composite and metallic hybrid structure with improved aerodynamic design. Some of the notable features of the Shahpar system include its autonomous take-off and landing system, a robust autopilot scheme, user friendly and a comprehensive mission planning and management software suite, reliable data links and the capability of integrating various types of EO payloads.
Shahpar-II UAV is primilarly used for target acquisition, surveillance, relief and rescue work during disaster, reconnaissance and spying.
- Endurance: 14 hours
- Data Link Range: 300 kilometers (LoS), 1050 Kilometers (BLoS)
- Height Ceiling: 20,000 ft
- Take-off speed: 80 knots