The 11th edition of the international defence exhibition and seminar, IDEAS 2022, remained at full swing at the Karachi Expo Centre. The spokesperson for Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said that the PAF aircrafts remained the center of the guests’ attention. “The third day of the exhibition has been marked by the guests’ keen interest in JF-17 Thunder and Super Mushak trainer aircrafts,” he stated.
“The foreign delegates and military officials have expressed deep interest in the aircrafts displayed in the PAF pavilion at the ceremony,” he added. In the Hall No. 1 of the exhibition, there were placed modern and sophisticated weapons of Turkey. The Turkish company also secured three major orders in the IDEAS exhibition.
Beautiful mortar shells, used in heavy machine guns and submarines, were also placed there in the Turkish stall. Also, the Sindh police have decided to buy modern and sophisticated weapons for the police officials engaged in an operation against the dacoits in the Kacha area. The Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) had ordered for the purchase of modern and sophisticated weapons for the officials of Sindh police. It is also to be noted here that a large number of foreign delegates and the delegates of local companies kept arriving at the exhibition.
The exhibition will continue till 5pm without any break. A Peshawar-based arms manufacturing company, Zulu Arms, is also participating in the IDEAS defence exhibition being held in Karachi for the first time. Company’s CEO Major (retd) Abbas said they were participating in the exhibition for the first item and the response from local and foreign delegation to their products was excellent. Two countries have shown interest to buy their weapons, he added.
A Turkish company has introduced a remote-controlled advanced speedboat at the defence exhibition in Karachi. The speedboat, named as Sanjar, is used for short-range air defence and surveillance operations. There were other modern features in the boat including a long-range air tracker. The boat is capable of taking part in an operation 150 nautical miles in the deep sea with a speed of 40-50 nautical miles per hour. The boat is also fitted with missiles which can hit a target at 10 miles in the air. It also has a 20mm modern gun.—NNI