Thursday, December 19, 2013

50th indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder Block-I rolls-out at PAC Kamra

Block-I JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft

It was great day Wednesday when the 50th indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft Block-I rolled-out from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra and formally handed-over  to Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Prime Minister of Pakistan was the guest of honour at the inauguration event. The event was attended by delegates from China as well as the PAF.

The event also marked the launch of production work for Block-ll JF-17 aircraft.

The JF-17 Thunder' is a multi role aircraft which has been co-developed and co-produced with the support of Chinese Aviation Industry, to meet PAF' requirements.

The JF-17 is being produced in blocks of 50 aircraft each where every succeeding block would be an upgraded version of the preceding block. Therefore, Block-ll JF-17s will have improved versions of avionics sub-systems, air-to-air refuelling capability, additional weapons carriage capability, optimized maintenance facilitation and some additional operational capabilities.

Read more about it at: Business Recorder
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