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Pakistani JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jet Destroys Target During a Firing Exercise
JF-17 Thunder fighter jet

Pakistan has completed live firing exercise of a missile from a JF-17 Thunder fighter jet at Sonmiani Firing Range.

The home-grown JF-17 Thunder shot down a slow speed target with BVR (Beyond Visual Range) and IR (Infrared) missile with pin point accuracy at Sonmiani firing range, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was quoted as saying in a statement Friday.

This modern facility, developed in collaboration with Chinese authorities, is equipped with real time tracking and measuring equipment to qualify the indigenously developed and procured weapon systems, Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

The live demonstration was a potent display of the PAF’s capability to successfully locate and destroy high/ slow speed moving targets by employing high-tech inventory of aircraft and missiles.

Earlier, Air Vice Marshal Haseeb Paracha, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command received the chief guest on his arrival at the venue. High ranking PAF officers along with civil and military officials also witnessed this historic event.

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