Six PAF squadrons with over 100 JF 17 fighter Jets become operational fully
The indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder aircraft of Pakistan Air Force shot down a slow speed target with Beyond Visual Range and Infrared missile at Sonmiani firing range on Friday.
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was the Chief Guest at the ceremony.
The day marked a monumental episode in the glorious history of PAF as a state-of-the-art Weapon Test Range has been made operational to track the complete trajectory of the aircraft and launched missiles.
This modern facility, developed in collaboration with Chinese authorities, is equipped with real time tracking and measuring equipment to qualify the indigenously developed and procured weapon systems.
Speaking on the occasion the Air Chief said it is a matter of immense pride that six PAF fighter squadrons have already being equipped with the pride of the nation JF-17 Thunder aircraft, making it the backbone of our aerial defence.
He also lauded the hard work put in by PAF and Chinese personnel in making this event a success.