Pakistan has displayed Chinese or jointly produced military equipment and weaponry during the National Day parade on March 23 in Islamabad.
The military warplanes included five types of China-made fixed wing aircraft, J-7PG and J-7P developed by China independently and JF-17 Thunder, jointly developed by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Chinamil reported Thursday.
The other military equipment included two air-borne warning and control systems (AWACS), ZDK-03 developed by China and Sweden’s Erieye. China-made WZ-10 attack helicopter appeared in Pakistan's military parade for the first time. Pakistan has likely replaced America's AH-1 Huey Cobra attack helicopters.
Apart from the aircraft, Pakistan also displayed MBT-2000 (Al-Khalid MBT in Pakistan) produced by China North Industries Corp. (NORINCO) main battle tanks, anti-tank missile, HJ-8 ‘Green Arrow’, China’s FM-90 short-range air defense missile, shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles and drones similar to Chinese CH-3 by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
"Discouraged" by the resistance it was facing in the U.S
The Indian government has summoned the US ambassador over the clearance of F-16 fighter jets by the US administration to Pakistan worth nearly $700 million. "We are disappointed at decision of the Obama administration to notify the sale of F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan
The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has carried out overhaul and fuselage evaluation of the FC-1 fighter aircraft also called the JF-17. “On December 28, 2015, Pakistan held a ceremony of 2015 production delivery of the 16th FC-1 in the 2nd batch and the accomplishment of the first FC-1 fuselage evaluation that is entitled self-production towards maintenance,” the Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC) said in a statement
Pakistan plans to increase the rate of manufacture of the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft from 17 in 2015 to 24 in 2016. The countrys Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman expressed determination to produce up to 24 jets in 2016
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