King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) unveiled in Riyadh the strategic drone program “Saqr 1”, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), stressed the highly advanced techniques used in this aircraft. He stated that Saqr 1 is equipped with a ka satellite communication system that gives superiority and privilege to this aircraft.
Saqr 1 can fly for a range of more than 2500 kilometers with the ability to carry missiles and guided bombs with laser system and launch from different heights from 500 to 6000 km and a range of up to 10 km with an accuracy of less than 1.5 meter.
The UAV is capable of flying at an average altitude of 20,000 feet and has a flight time of 24 hours.
Established in 1977, KACST regulates, administers and oversees activities related to scientific research and technology; provides support and fund to the scientific research and technology; issues patents.
KACST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. KACST is a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world
KACST exist for the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination and benevolent application. It strives to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance: food, water, energy and the environment.