National Aerospace Science and Technology Park (NASTP )is a Defense and Space Manufacturing government organization led by Pakistan Air Force. It is headed by the Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu. It is being developed as Pakistan’s first Aerospace Cluster and Smart City around PAF Base Minhas and PAC Kamra.
The vision of NASTP is to “set up a state-of-the-art Special Technology Zone (STZ) that will provide an environment for research, design, innovation, and development in the fields of space, aviation, IT, and cyber”.
The organization will provide aerospace technologies design centers, MRO facilities for commercial & military aircraft, Aviation Logistics, Expo Centers, and Advanced Vocational Training Institutes.
A significant development was achieved when Baykar, a Turkish Aerospace Giant, launched its office in NASTP.
NASTP is creating a world-class environment for the strengthening potential of great and innovative minds of Pakistan. The outstanding organization aims to make Pakistan stand tall in the high-tech aerospace & defense sector and contribute to the growing national economy.
Some of the fields in which NASTP is currently working are:
- IoT & ICT Systems
- Precision Agriculture
- Drones, Robotics, and Swarms
- Aircraft and Spacecraft Systems
- Avionics, Electro-Optic/IR Systems
- Electronic Sensors and C2 Systems
- Flight Simulators and xR (AR/VR/MR) Systems
- Information Assurance, Cyber Defense and Resilience
- Advanced Wireless Networks and Communication Systems
- Advanced Materials, Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping
- Artificial Intelligence, High-Performance Computing (HPC), and Big Data
The inauguration of NASTP (National Aerospace Science and Technology Park) was done by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Shahbaz Sharif, on 4th August 2023 at Nur Khan Air Base Rawalpindi.
NASTP is established through the collaboration of the government of Pakistan, international companies, and the private sector. This new start will open ways for Pakistan to shine bright in the aerospace industry and help the growing economy of the country.
National Aerospace Science and Technology Park (NASTP) chapters are spread all over the country. The main headquarter is in Kamra, and the regional headquarters are in Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi.
- NASTP Alpha, Rawalpindi (Regional HQs for the Federal Regional of Pakistan & Special Technology Zone)
- NASTP Kamra, Attock (Flagship Aerospace Cluster of Pakistan)
- NASTP Sierra, Karachi (Regional HQ for South Region of Pakistan)
- NASTP Delta, Lahore (Regional HQ for Punjab Province)
NASTP Kamra, Attock:
The main chapter is NASTP Kamra, the flagship aerospace cluster of Pakistan situated in Kamra/Attock. It is the international and national headquarter of the organization.
NASTP Kamra will also be home to NASTP Academy. It will award certificates recognized by NAVTTC, Air University, as well as international bodies such as the EU and EASA.
NASTP Alpha is located in Rawalpindi; it is the regional headquarter for the federal region of Pakistan. It is also a Special Technology Zone (STZ).
This going to be a hub for the National Center for Cyber Security of Air University, NASTP PSDP, Training, Certification, and Aviation Services Divisions. It provides co-working spaces such as Alpha Techno Square and Daftarkhwan.
NASTP Alpha comprises six elements, including:
- PAF Base Minhas
- NASTP R&D Zone
- Industrial Zone, and
- Pakistan Aeronautical Complex
- Amenities Enclave for lifecycle support
- Aviation and Aerospace Campus of Air University
National Aerospace Science and Technology Park (NASTP) Sierra is located in Karachi, the financial capital of Pakistan, and it is the regional headquarter for the southern region of Pakistan. NASTP Sierra is a hub for the design, research & development setups of the Pakistan Air Force in Simulator, AR, VR, Robotics, Space, Wireless and Communication Systems, Cyber, IT, Computing & Big Data, Software Development, and Artificial Intelligence fields.
NASTP Sierra is the first technology park for Aerospace and Cyber in the city of Lights Karachi. It offers co-working spaces with high-speed Internet with backup options, vast parking, power backup, area for holding Expos, Conferences, Seminars, Trainings, Corporate dinners, and other events.
NASTP Delta is situated in Lahore. It is the regional headquarters for the province of Punjab. It also has NASTP IT Institute, which is affiliated with Air University and many other institutes established by NASTP chapters nationwide.
NASTP Institute of Information and Technology (NIIT) will offer short courses and certifications for fresh graduates to make them ready for real work in the industry.
Other information that might interest you are:
- Preliminary Information Form:
2. Supplier Registration Form
3. Tenancy Procedure
The organization comprises several divisions, assigned with particular tasks, such as:
National Aerospace Science and Technology Park FAQs:
Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the National Aerospace and Technology Park:
Q1: What is National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP)?
Ans: National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) is a defense and space manufacturing organization that will help professionals in research, design, innovation, and development in the fields of space, aviation, IT, and cyber.
Q2: When did National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) Rawalpindi Come into being?
Ans: National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) was founded on 4th August 2023; it was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Shahbaz Sharif.
Q3: Is National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) a private or government organization?
Ans: National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) is a government-approved organization led by Pakistan Air Force.
Q4: Where is National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) located?
Ans: National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) has chapters all over Pakistan:
- NASTP Kamra(Attock)
- NASTP Alpha(Rawalpindi)
- NASTP Sierra(Karachi)
- NASTP Delta(Lahore)
Q5: What is the mission of NASTP?
Ans: The mission of the National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) is to “Foster research, innovation and development in aviation, space, IT and cyber technologies, products, and services to accrue maximum social, economic, security and scientific dividends for the country”.
Q6: What is the NASTP Institute of Information and Technology (NIIT)?
Ans: NASTP Institute of Information and Technology (NIIT) associates with Air University offering short courses and certifications for fresh graduates.
Q7: What is the website of the National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP)?
Ans: The website of the National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) is ”https://nastp.gov.pk/”.
Q8: What does NASTP stand for?
Ans: NASTP stands for “National Aerospace and Technology Park “.
Q9: Is Nastp a government job??
Ans: Please contact NASTP for this information.
National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) is a government organization working in collaboration with private companies and led by Pakistan Air Force. The objective of this organization is to enhance Pakistan’s capability in the Aerospace Industry by creating an environment for research, design, innovation, and development in the fields of space, aviation, IT, and cyber.
National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP) has chapters all over Pakistan in the main cities of Kamra, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi. The main headquarter is in Kamra. We hope and pray that NASTP, according to their vision, becomes one of the best Aerospace, Cyber & IT Clusters in the world and transforms the national landscape with design, R&D, and innovation centers for emerging and disruptive technologies.
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