Air Weapons Complex

Air Weapons Complex
Defence Company
Industry Aerospace and defense technology
Founded 18 February 1992
Headquarters Wah, Punjab, Pakistan
Key people
Air Vice Marshal Shahid Niaz, Director-General
Products Aerospace equipment
Military aircraft
Communication & Navigation equipment
Space systems
Number of employees
Parent Pakistan Aeronautical Complex

Air Weapons Complex (AWC) is a development and production centre for airborne weapons systems in Pakistan, more recently becoming involved in various commercial and other non-military projects also. The facility began operations in 1992 and has since grown considerably.[1][2] Located near Wah, Pakistan, AWC now works under the umbrella organization of NESCOM.


Airborne systems

Air-launched weaponry



Technical Expertise

UAV project

The Air Weapons Complex embarked on a project for the indigenous development of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) in mid-1998. The Sky Tracker and Sky Navigator software suites were developed for the ground-based tracking of UAVs. The software retrieves the GPS position data from the UAV via a radio data-link17 and uses it to show the position of the UAV as a 2D plot along with other essential data such as, speed, altitude, heading, etc. This plot can be overlaid onto area maps as well. This information is used by the pilot for flying the UAV from the ground-based command station.[11][12][13]


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