King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has announced the success of its specialists in converting a manned aircraft into a drone, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
“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.
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,” the agency reported.
The Yemeni conflict has clearly shown that Saudi military personnel and officers have little will to fight enemies of the kingdom in other countries. Considering the quality of life in Saudi Arabia, there is nothing new in that Saudi officers don’t want to risk their lifes in some foreign country. The Saudi leadership believes that the problem can be solved via the development of unmanned combat systems that limits the risks for military personnel.