Wednesday, July 1, 2009

First JF-17 Thunder built in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has started assembling of the first
Pakistani-built JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft today .

Chief of the air staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman
inaugurated the construction in a ceremony at Kamra.

Top military and civilian officials of Pakistan and China attended the ceremony.

This success will enhance Pakistan's air power in the region and at
international scale, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said.

He lauded the efforts of the engineers and technicians in the making
of the aircraft.

He also commended the Chinese cooperation and said that the joint
Sino-Pak project is a living example of the cooperation between the
two countries.

The first operational squadron of JF-17s is set to fully enter service
by the end of the year.

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