Upgraded JF-17 Multi Role fighters inducted in PAF fleet

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

30th Dec, 2020. 11:39 am

A key progress has been made for increasing the potential for national defence as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) begins preparations for the Block 3 of JF-17 multirole fighter aircraft.

China will hand over 14 dual-seat JF-17 aircraft to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) today. The Chinese-designed dual-seat fighter jet produced jointly by Pakistan will be inducted into PAF’s fleet during a ceremony today.

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan attended the grand ceremony as the chief guest for the induction of dual-seat JF-17 aircraft into PAF’s fleet. The event was also attended by the Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong and Nigerian officials.

Back on December 27 in 2019, the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra had achieved a remarkable milestone by rolling out the first batch of eight dual-seat JF-17 aircraft.

A grand ceremony had been organised at the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory, Kamra where Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was the chief guest while the then Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing and Executive Vice President of Aviation Indus­tries of China (AVIC) Hao Zhaoping had also attended the ceremony as the guests of honour. Chief of the Air Staff had also inaugurated the JF-17 Dual-Seat Integration facility at Avionics Production Factory, Kamra.

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