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Pakistan to build its own UAVs, abandoning US purchase

UPI reports that Pakistan will manufacture its own UAVs, after having sought UAVs from the US. The Pakistani military will collaborate with the Italian firm Selex Galileo to manufacture the UAV domestically at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra in Punjab province.

Military cooperation with Pakistan has been souring recently, as the Obama administration has admonished Pakistan for modifying Harpoon missiles to strike land targets (like the Boeing’s SLAM ER, which is also based on the Harpoon).  Pakistan’s foreign minister denied that Pakistan had made modifications to the missiles, which could in theory be used to strike targets in India.

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