Pakistan’s new JF-17 “Thunder” combat aircraft has been deployed at the air force’s Samungli Base near Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, last month, the Associated Press of Pakistan reports.
The Number 28 Multirole Squadron stationed at Samungli Base officially inducted the combat aircraft in a ceremony on February 28. The multirole aircraft taking off is capable of reconnaissance, ground attack and aerial interception missions.
The squadron is tasked with the "responsibility of providing day and night aerial defence of the country, especially along the western borders of Pakistan," the defense official noted.
The JF-17 has been developed by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and Chengdu Aircraft Corporation of China. While Islamabad is the primary operator of JF-17 jets, Nigeria has incrementally inducted JF-17s to support "counter-air, counter-surface, air ops for strategic effect and air support operations," according to the country's budget documents for 2018.
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The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has received a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter at its Chengfei aircraft maintenance factory last Tuesday. Pakistan will soon get a major overhaul facility built at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) The fighter has been in service with the PF since 2007
India and UK are targeting export market for their jointly developed combat/trainer version of the Hawk trainer aircraft. A jointly developed, dual role version of the Hawk trainer aircraft is expected to debut at the Aero India show later this month aiming to target countries which are potential targets of the Pakistan-China developed light jet, the JF-17 Thunder
A top Chinese researcher has revealed details of the active electronically scanning array (AESA) phase array radar meant for the JF-17 fighter jet being manufactured in Pakistan under a Pakistani-Chinese partnership. The radar is a part of the Block III upgrade of the JF-17 whose design has been concluded and will likely enter serial production in the 2020-22 timeframe
Pakistan has bought a powerful tracking system from China that could speed up its militarys efforts of developing multi-warhead missiles, reported
The Pakistan-Chinese JF-17 ‘Thunder fighter aircraft has completed its Block-III design; an upgrade intended to match latest fourth-generation military jets such as the F-16V and Saab Gripen NG. The outgoing Chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman announced on Monday that the design of the JF-17 Block-III had been finalized after a period of “two-and-a-half years,” Associated Press of Pakistan reported
Pakistan Navy test fired land based anti-ship missile as part of a training exercise from the coastal region on March 10, according to the Associated Press of Pakistan. The missile successfully followed its preplanned trajectory till accurate target engagement at sea, a statement by the Pakistan Navy (PN) said
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