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JF-17 Made in Pakistan!

Pakistan’s first JF-17 Thunder multi-role aircraft produced in Pakistan Aeronautical Complex


First state of the art JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter plane produced in Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra will roll out on November 23, 2009. This will kick start a new era in Pak-China relationship, and aviation industry. Both China and PAF attach a lot of importance to this project, which is materializing after hectic and laborious efforts spread over almost a decade, sources said. The PAC has generated all the capability to produce the aircraft locally for its onward delivery to PAF besides materializing purchase orders from abroad. The JF-17 Thunder a new generation, light-weight, all weather, day/night multi-role fighter aircraft with glass cockpit, hands-on-throttle-and-stick (HOTAS) controls and efficient man-machine interface will ensure a minimal pilot workload. The maximum speed of Mach 1.6 and a high thrust-to-weight ratio will enable it to perform well in an air defence role. An ability to carry short- as well as long-range air-to-air missiles lends the aircraft a first shot capability. In the surface attack role, a variety of weapons – conventional as well as precision-guided, a sophisticated avionics suite along with accurate weapon delivery system, ensure higher mission success rate. An effective ECM suite will greatly enhance survivability of the platform. Its anticipated air-to-air refuelling capability will provide the JF-17 with more loiter time to safeguard the frontiers and the ability to deliver the required punch at distance. It will replace the ageing fleets of A-5s, F-7Ps and the Mirages in the PAF inventory thus fulfilling a multi-role task.

  1. November 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Indeed a big achievement, but a bigger achievement would be
    Free education till university level
    Free healthcare provison to every Pakistani
    a stable social security
    intact Law and order situation in Pakistan
    End of outside dependence

    hope fully we also achieve that the way all those countries which have already chieved who cooperated in JF 17 project
    Join UMEED E SEHAR The Reformers to find out how we can achieve the above mentioned goals as well
    Dr. Imtiaz Hussain

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