Team Invictus from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) have clinched the second position in Design, Build and Fly competition, hosted by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. On their way, the team beat teams from leading institutions such as MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.
This year competition aimed to build and test a UAV with a towed sensor. All student teams were given the task to design, fabricate and demonstrate capabilities of their unmanned radio controlled aircraft which is designed to meet a specific mission objective. As per the GIK University announcement, the team used advanced manufacturing techniques which included 3D printed parts and a pod and boom aircraft configuration to get their design ready.
The prestigious contest is sponsored by the American Cessna Aircraft Company and Raytheon Missile Systems. The US Embassy in Pakistan has also congratulated the students on this achievement.