Iranian and Malaysian defence officials visiting the IDEAS 2018 aerospace exhibition in Karachi have expressed interest in the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet made in Pakistan with Chinese technology.
Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Qasem Soleimani visited the fighter aircraft at the exhibition, according to local media reports Thursday.
Malaysian Royal Air Force Chief General Dato' Affendi while talking to media said, "We are attending the IDEAS for the first time, and we are immensely impressed by the standards of exhibition of defense products".
Malaysian military officials also held talks with Pakistan Aeronautics Complex (PAC) officials. While the PAC has been hawking the aircraft at various international aerospace events, there is no definite indication that a new customer has been found for the aircraft besides the confirmed sales to Nigeria and Myanmar.
The JF-17s which are deployed by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and sold to Nigeria and Myanmar have attracted interest from countries looking for a cheaper alternative to western origin light attack fighter jet. The approximately $60 million each plane is also considered cheaper than competing Russian fighter aircraft.
The Pakistans Defense forces has unveiled an indigenous medium altitude long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at the ongoing Defense Exhibition IDEAS 2018 in Karachi. Pakistan showcased ‘Shahpar drone at the defense exhibition
The government of Pakistan has provided a sovereign guarantee for the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force against a sum of $184.3 million
The Pakistan Navy Commissioned PNS MOAWIN, an indigenously constructed 17,000 ton combat support ship which is the largest warship ever built in Pakistan. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, President of Turkish Defence Industry Prof Dr Ismael DEMIR and Turkish Deputy Minister of National Defence Muhsin Dere were also present on the occasion at the Naval Shipyard in Karachi Tuesday, local media reported quoting an official release
Pakistan will buy 48 Chinese Wing Loong II reconnaissance and strike medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) drones in the largest such arms deal of its kind between the two countries. Reports in the Chinese media attributed the information about the sale to a posting on the official Facebook account of the Pakistan Air Force's Sherdils Aerobatic Team on Sunday without giving out information about the value of the deal
Fresh from international sales success in Myanmar and Nigeria, the Pakistani-Chinese JF-17 fighter jet is seeking new customers at Paris Air Show 2019 (PAS) and will fly on all days of the show beginning Monday. Immediate sales prospects for the JF-17 are Egypt and Malaysia both of which are interested in the upcoming Block III version
Russian Yak-130 combat trainer will be pitted against the Indian LCA Tejas fighter jet for the Malaysian fighter replacement program as both have been invited to display their skills at the upcoming Langkawi International Exhibition (LIMA-2019) later this month. This is perhaps the first time when Indias ‘all weather friend, in defence procurement, Russia will be competing with New Delhi for an international sales opportunity
China is working on making the Block III version of its JF-17 fighter jet to match the latest version of the United States F-16 V aircraft which has become a huge sales success in a relatively short span of time. The JF-17 is made in Pakistan with technology supplied by Chengdu Aircraft Co
The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) held a steel cutting ceremony of Pakistan Navys second Type 054A/P multi-mission frigate at the Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard China. The Type 054A/P is a part of an order of four such ships
The Pakistan Navy (PN) inducted its first ATR-72-based Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and two refurbished, ex-Royal Navy Westland Sea King (one HAR3A and one HC4) naval helicopters on Wednesday. The HAR3A was configured for search-and-rescue (SAR) operations and the HC4 will serve as a troop carrier,
Iran on Saturday added a domestically-made “Sahand” stealth destroyer to its fleet and tested a medium-range ballistic missile for the first time, proving its technological advancement with respect to stealth capabiity. It launched its first locally made destroyer in the year 2010
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