Pakistan has started assembling of the first Pakistani-built JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft. Air Chief Marshal 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.