Pakistan Air Force Inducts JF-17 Thunder Multirole Combat Aircraft

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  • 03:10 PM, January 27, 2015
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Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has inducted JF-17 Thunder multi-role and all weather fighter aircraft in its Combat Commanders’ School (CCS) on Monday, the Dawn reported.

Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) said, “PAF was fully prepared to meet the external and internal challenges. He said the role of air power had increased manifold, and it had become a weapon of first choice”.

In his welcome address, the Commander of Mushaf Base, Air Commodore Sarfraz Khan, said.

Commander of Mushaf Base, Air Commodore Sarfraz Khan was quoted as saying, “so far 50 JF-17 Thunder aircraft had been commissioned in the PAF. The induction of JF-17 Thunder in CCS would open new vistas of training for the PAF pilots.”

JF-17 is a joint venture between Pakistan and China and is a light weight all weather multi-role fighter aircraft. The aircraft is integrated with a BVR missile and has a avionics suit, advanced cockpit with a capability to carry out Air-to-air and Air-to-ground weapons.

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