Pakistan Air Force revealed its Karakoram 8 NG light attack aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2021. It is being used to train newly inducted pilots at the PAF Academy Risalpur in basic and operational jet training. Thousands of visitors are attending the event to see the latest aerospace and defence technologies on display by over 1,200 exhibiting companies.
Karakoram 8 NG was co-developed by the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (AMF), the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, and the China Nanchang Aircraft Manufacturing Company (CNMC). The aircraft is equipped with an air-to-air missile system and can carry 4.6 tons of payload.