Team Swift: Student drone team from GIKI wins the Dawn Jaeger Tenacity Award at SUAS 2023

Team Swift

Team Swift, a student-powered team based in the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI), have achieved a historic milestone by winning the Dawn Jaegar Tenacity Award at the SUAS Competition 2023.

With this award, Team Swift has not only brought pride to their institution but also to the entire nation. This achievement highlights their dedication and contribution as trailblazers in the field of autonomous unmanned aerial systems.

Team Swift’s success serves as an inspiration for future generations of students, showing them what can be achieved through hard work, passion, and a commitment to innovation.

The SUAS Competition serves as a platform for talented teams from around the world, to showcase their expertise in developing and operating autonomous unmanned aerial systems.

The competition, Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), took place at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, US, from June 20 to 22.

It was organised by the Association for Unscrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world`s largest nonprofit organisation dedicated to the advancement of unscrewed systems and robotics.

This world-class event saw participation from 72 global teams from countries, including India, Israel, Hong Kong, the UK, the US, Mexico, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Norway, Italy,Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Thailand.

These teams were tasked with designing, building and operating an autonomous unmanned air system.

Despite fierce competition from countries, Team Swift demonstrated exceptional determination, perseverance, and innovative thinking, which led to their well-deserved recognition with the Dawn Jaegar Tenacity Award.

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The Dawn Jaegar Tenacity Award recognizes the team that displays outstanding perseverance, dedication, and resilience in overcoming obstacles during the competition.

Team Swift’s unwavering determination and commitment to excellence truly exemplified the spirit of this award. Their success highlights the enormous potential of Pakistani students in the field of unmanned aerial systems and acts as motivation for aspiring engineers and innovators.

As the world increasingly looks to unmanned aerial vehicles as a solution to various challenges, Team Swift has firmly established themselves as trailblazers in the industry. 

Their amazing accomplishments and unrelenting pursuit of excellence have placed them at the forefront of innovation, motivating a next generation of drone enthusiasts and engineers. Team Swift has their sights set on the future as they continue to push the limits of what is possible in the field of unmanned flight.


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