Pakistan to start production of JF-17 Thunder fighter jets

January 2nd, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan.2 (ANI): Pakistan looks to strengthen the capability of its air force amidst rising war fears with India. Pakistan is ready to start serial production of multi-role fighter aircraft (JF-17 Thunder) in collaboration with China.
Chairman of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Air Marshal Khalid Chaudhry said that the PAC has set up a factory for initiating the serial production of JF-17 Thunder aircraft.
Giving further details about the various plans of PAC, Chaudhary said: the Mirage Rebuild Factory, which is a part of PAC has been rebuilding 35 years old version of the Mirage aircraft which were bought as scrap from various countries.
State-of-the-art machinery recently imported from various developed countries has been installed to manufacture various gadgets for different versions of the aircraft in the inventory of Pakistan Airforce, the News quoted Chaudhary, as saying. (ANI)

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