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).