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KACST converts manned aircraft into a drone

RIYADH, July 18, 2017

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), a scientific government institution that supports and enhances scientific applied research, has revealed the success of its specialists in converting a manned aircraft into a drone, said a report.

This was disclosed by Prince Dr Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, the KACST president, pointing to the successful field test of the drone named Al-Nawras which has many strategic advantages, added the Saudi Press Agency report.

He explained that a squadron of three drones of Al-Nawras have successfully been flying through one control room to carry out joint missions and these strategic type of drones can fly up to 30 hours.

KACST coordinates the activities of government institutions and scientific research centres in accordance with the requirements of the development of the kingdom.

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