First batch of dual-seat JF-17 aircraft rolled out
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra has achieved yet another remarkable milestone by rolling out the first batch of eight dual-seat JF-17 aircraft on Friday.
To mark the momentous occasion, a grand ceremony was held at the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory, Kamra. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was the chief guest on the occasion, said a press release issued by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing and Executive Vice President of Aviation Industries of China (AVIC) Hao Zhaoping also attended the ceremony as guests of honour.
PAC chairman Air Marshal Ahmer Shehzad in his welcome address highlighted the salient features of the project. The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) also signed an agreement for co-production of Chinese commercial aircraft.
Highlighting the time-tested friendship between China and Pakistan, the Chinese ambassador said the JF-17 was a testimony of Sino-Pak friendship and mutual cooperation.
Speaking on the occasion, the air chief congratulated the PAC and CATIC on the successful accomplishment of 2019 production target and completing the first eight dual-seat JF-17 aircraft in a record time of five months.
He said that the serial production of the dual-seat variant was a landmark development for the JF-17 programme and a true manifestation of everlasting friendship between both countries. He said that the JF-17 Thunder was the backbone of the PAF.
Later, the Air Chief also inaugurated the JF-17 Dual-Seat Integration facility at Avionics Production Factory, Kamra. The facility will enable PAF to integrate avionics and weapon systems of choice with JF-17 aircraft, ultimately providing the much needed self reliance and operational flexibility.
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Two thumbs up, PAF. JF-17 is such a beautiful machine. Our machine.
Good joint venture. Improves self reliance. Should outperform the MIGs from across the border and their outdated junkboat Indian fighter.
Congratulations to all who worked so hard.
One dual seater can train dozens of ace pilots and is equally capable as a fighter jet. Splendid work PAF Engineers.
Decisive long term achivements...!. pak can now relay on its own military hardware. no fear of arms sanctions
PAF's aeronautical engineers are amongst the world's best.
This is a top upgrade for the great PAF and backbone of the PAF. Dual seat means one pilot can fly and other pilot only shoot missiles and guns. Great thinking by Pakistani scientists and engineers.