| GEO Pakistan|
| PAF begins drone planes production|
| Updated at: 1632 PST, Thursday, August 20, 2009|
KAMRA: Pak Air Force has formally started the production of pilotless drone planes in collaboration with an Italian company, Geo News reported Thursday.
According to details issued by the PAF, the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra has commenced producing the pilotless planes Falco UAV in collaboration with Selex Galileo of Italy.
Aeronautical Complex chief Air Marshal Farhat Hussain said pilotless Falco UAV highly important for the countryís defence, adding the production of the planes will greatly add to the professional capabilities of PAF.
Farhat said Pakistan is now a member of the club of countries manufacturing drone planes.
The system will be used mainly for aerial reconnaissance and information gathering, although the PAF will later also induct UAVs equipped with weapon systems to carry out offensive operations.