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DIMDEX 2022: GIDS showcases Burq air-to-surface missile.

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At DIMDEX 2022, the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference being held in Doha, the capital of Qatar, on 21–23 March 2022, Pakistan's conglomerate Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) showcases Burq air-to-surface missile.

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Burq air-to-surface missile at DIMDEX 2022, Doha (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

Barq (Urdu: برق, "lightning") is a laser-guided air-to-surface missile developed by Pakistan. It has a range of 8 km (5.0 mi) and a weight of 45 kilograms (99 lb).

Barq is a semi-active active laser-guided Air to ground missile (AGM). It has the capacity to precisely attack enemy personnel, light and armored vehicles, bunkers, and buildings with high integration levels, superior fire accuracy, and better reliability.

The semi-active laser seeker and cutting-edge navigation technologies make it an exceptionally accurate and distinguished weapon system to precisely engage moving and static targets.

Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) is Pakistan's premier state-owned defense conglomerate. Established in 2007, GIDS is also Pakistan's largest state-owned manufacturer of UAVs (offering medium-range tactical UAVs and a variety of short-range / hand-launched / VTOL systems.

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