PAF to receive deliveries of 26 New Variant Fighter Jets of JF - 17 Thunder

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PAF to receive deliveries of 26 New Variant Fighter Jets of JF - 17 Thunder

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Air Force to receive deliveries of 26 New Variant Fighter Jets of JF - 17 Thunder soon.

Deliveries of the first 12 of 26 twin-seat JF-17B Thunder multirole combat aircraft on order for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) are expected to commence “in the near future”, PAF officials have told *Jane’s* .

Eight of these aircraft were built at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) in Kamra, while the remaining four were constructed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) in China, where the aircraft type is known as the FC-1 Xiaolong.

The aircraft are equipped with aerial refuelling probes.

Aircrafts had been rolled out at PAC Kamra in late December 2019 during a ceremony that was also attended by the PAF’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.

Pakistan and China have already conducted the test flights of the JF - 17 block 3.

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