The Pakistani Air Force is set to receive the final three JF-17 Block II Chinese-Pakistani stealth fighters at the end of June.
The aircraft are part of an order placed by the PAF in late 2017 for an additional 12 platforms that are currently on the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (AMF) final assembly line at PAC Kamra. AMF has built more than 100 JF-17s since the first JF-17 (serialled 09-111) was rolled out in November 2009, according to a report published by Jane's Defense Weekly.
PAC has produced 50 Block I aircraft and 62 Block II JF-17s to date including the 12 Block II jets ordered in 2017. The PAF has currently 85 JF-17 Block I and II operationally deployed.
Sources say that the new F-17 Block III aircraft will be fitted with a new electronic warfare system, upgraded avionics. It also includes a three-axis fly-by-wire digital flight control system, a helmet-mounted display, sight system and Pakistan’s first Chinese-made AESA.
Air Chief Marshall Mujahid Anwar Khan revealed that the the air force will make a decision on one of the two new Chinese AESA (airborne electronically scanned-array) radars. He added that they are currently evaluating the aircraft. “We hope to have the aircraft operating with the new radar by March 2020.”
Pakistan Navy test-fired a domestically developed unindented cruise missile in the north Arabian sea on Tuesday. "The indigenously developed cruise missile has anti-ship missile and land attack capability," Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media arm of the Pakistan Armed Forces, said in a statement Tuesday
Pakistan is set to ink a deal with Egypt for a batch of Mirage 5 fighters. The contract with Egypt had been under negotiation for a couple of years, and now PAF is set to receive the fighters belonging to the Egyptian Air Force
Pakistan has been certified to build and conduct repair works of Swedish firm SAABs Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), according to a report published Wednesday. "Pakistan Air Force is the only Air force in the world to have the certification to repair Swedish AWACS,"
Pakistan on Saturday displayed missile parts, which it claimed are remains of all four missiles carried by an Indian MiG-21 aircraft which crashed in Pakistans territory after the Feb 27 clash. A photograph posted
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) rolled out the first indigenously-overhauled JF-17 aircraft from its factory in Kamra yesterday. A roll-out ceremony was held at the Aircraft Rebuild Factory Kamra, on Thursday
The Pakistan Army has sentenced Retired Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of espionage following a closed-door military trial. Two others found guilty of spying in the case were sentenced to death- Retired Brigadier Raja Rizwan and Wasim Akram, a civilian doctor employed by the army organization
Pakistan is likely to purchase the export version of Turkey's Zargana anti-torpedo countermeasure systems, to be equipped on diesel-electric fast-attack Agoste 90B class submarines. The Pakistani Navy and the developer of the systems, Turkish firm Aselsan are expected to meet soon to discuss the purchase, Daily Sabah reported Wednesday
A Pakistani JF-17 fighter jet which completed its first deep overhaul in China was returned to Islamabad in March this year. The overhaul was carried out by the Changsha 5712 Aircraft Industry Company which functions under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
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