Qatar has expressed interest to buy JF-17 fighter jets, Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistan.
Qatari Defence Minister called on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and expressed interest in buying Mushshak and JF-17 Thunder aircraft to strengthen bilateral defence ties, Tribune reported Thursday.
“We are desirous of buying Super Mushshak and JF-17 Thunder aircraft from Pakistan and also want to set up military cooperation and production of equipment in Qatar with the assistance of Pakistan and Turkey,” a PM House statement quoted Dr Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah as saying.
Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan, Qatar and Turkey can set up joint ventures for undertaking defence related manufacturing of military equipment. “Our relationship with Qatar means a lot to us and you can count on Pakistan as your closest ally and brotherly state.”
“The trade volume between Qatar and Pakistan will multiply, especially after the import of LNG from Qatar,” Sarif added.
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and Qatar Emiri Air Force had signed an agreement for supply of Super Mushshak Aircraft in June this year.
In February, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) made a goodwill visit to Qatar with two Super Mushshak trainers and two JF-17 multi-role fighters.
Pakistan recently signed a contract to sell 12 Mushshak trainers to Nigeria. It is also likely to sell JF-17 fighters to Nigeria during the IDEAS show in Karachi in November. Nigeria has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan to purchase the Pakistani-Chinese PAC/CAC JF-17 Thunder multirole fighter in September this year. Nigeria had set aside funds in the federal budget this year worth NGN5 billion (USD25 million) for three JF-17s.
The Joint Fighter-17 (JF-17) Thunder multi-role fighter was jointly developed by China and Pakistan and is fitted with Russian Klimov RD-93 turbofan engine with afterburner.
The fighter’s primary weapons are Chinese PL-12/SD-10 medium-range air-to-air missiles with active radar-homing. The aircraft also carries short-range Chinese PL-7, PL-8, PL-9 or US AIM-9P, mounted on wingtip rails.
The JF-17 multi-role fighter can also carry general purpose of laser-guided bombs. Aircraft has no in-flight refueling capability.
Pakistan will also be exporting 100 MFI-395 Super Mushshak trainers to Turkey.
The MFI-395 is an upgraded and locally manufactured variant of the MFI-17 Mushshak. The original deal with Turkey was for about 50 aircraft, so it now appears to have doubled in size.
Pakistan has signed a contract to sell 10 Super Mushshak Trainer Aircraft to Nigerian Air Force. “The contract signing ceremony was held at Abuja (Nigeria) where Air Vice Marshal Iya Ahmed Abdullahi and Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), signed the contract,” PAF spokesman Air Commodore Syed Mohammad Ali was quoted as saying by
Pakistan will be exporting 100 MFI-395 Super Mushshak trainers to Turkey. The MFI-395 is an upgraded and locally manufactured variant of the MFI-17 Mushshak
Pakistan will possibly announce the JF-17 fighter contract with Nigeria during the IDEAS Show, scheduled to held in Karachi from 22 to 25 November 2016. Nigeria has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan to purchase the Pakistani-Chinese PAC/CAC JF-17 Thunder multirole fighter,
Qatar Emiri Air Force has finalized the purchase of Mushshak trainers from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Thursday. Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and Qatar Emiri Air Force signed an agreement for supply of Super Mushshak Aircraft
Pakistan has signed an agreement for the sale of 10 Super Mushshak trainer aircraft to Azerbaijan Air Force. The contract was signed at Azerbaijan, where Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex at the town of Kamra represented Pakistan, whereas Azerbaijan was represented by Air Force Commander Azerbaijan Lieutenant General Ramiz Tahirov at the occasion, Xinhua reported Thursday
Qatar has received the first batch of Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistan. Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has delivered its first batch of Super Mushshak trainers to the Qatari Emiri Air Force on Wednesday, Qatars MoD tweeted pictures of the arrival
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today took delivery of the first batch of 5 out of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft from Pakistan. The first batch of the trainer aircraft, which is for the primary flying training of NAF pilots at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna, was received on arrival by the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Chris Okoye, the Nigerian Air Force said in a press statement Monday
Qatar will purchase Boeing F-15 fighter jets worth an estimated US $12billion, an agreement to this effect was concluded by Qatari Minister of Defence Khalid Al Attiyah and his US counterpart Jim Mattis in Washington DC on Wednesday,
Qatar Air Academy has been awarded ISO 9001 certification by British Standards Institution (BSI), thus becoming the first military training centre to be certified in the Middle East. Défense Conseil International Group (DCI), the reference operator of the French ministry of defence for the international transfer of French military know-how, said in a statement Thursday, "the Qatar Air Academy, founded in 2011, has established itself as a training centre, with a total of 49 trainee pilots having completed training, that is 3 classes of helicopter pilots and one of aircraft pilots
Pakistan is in talks with foreign customers to export its Super Mushshak trainers. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told Pakistani daily, Nation on Monday that the government is in contact with certain countries for the export of its trainers, and that Maldives and Azerbaijan are ready to buy it
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