Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has inaugurated its JF-17 Integration Facility in a bid to achieve self-reliance. Working under the Avionics Production Factory, the facility is located at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra. With the first phase of trial tests already done in China, now Pakistan will be able to assemble, install, test and qualify advanced weapon packages and electronics subsystems at its own facilities.
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal while speaking to a local news channel revealed that Pakistan has received three times more foreign exchange this financial year by exporting defence related products. “More than $200 million (Rs31 billion) has been earned by defence production’s export and this amount would increase in coming years”, she informed at the sidelines of the Dubai airshow.
Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) JF-17 Thunder has reaffirmed its credibility as the country’s best fighter jet by winning the Best Armament Trophy(BAT) at Inter-Squadron Armament Competition. Best pilots from different squadrons of the force took part in the competition that started on October 10 at Sonmiani firing range in Balochistan where No 11 Multi role Squadron was crowned the overall winner of the tournament.
Pakistan is aiming to export it’s JF-17 Thunder fighter planes to four countries, according to various reports. The country is looking for numerous perspective buyers across the globe including Myanmar, India’s neighbor and traditional defense partners of New Delhi i.e Nigeria. Myanmar has already bought four JF-17’s, furthermore, Pakistan hopes to sell them to Malaysia and Azerbaijan as well.
Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) JF-17 Thunder witnessed hordes of aviation enthusiasts who turned up to witness the dynamic aerial display on the final day of the 53rd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Paris. The locally manufactured JF-17 Thunder remained the star attraction of the show, among other aircrafts and defence equipment displayed at the show.