PAF to induct 50 new fighter jets: Asian Military Review

PAF to induct 50 new fighter jets: Asian Military Review
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TOKYO: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will likely place an order for 50 Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Block-III fighter jets in the first half of 2017, according to PAC chairman Air Marshall Arshad Malik cited by a military weekly.

The PAF is slated to induct 150 JF-17 combat aircraft over the next years split into three production blocks: Block-I, Block II, and Block-III. PAC has so far produced 50 Block-I aircraft and over 20 out of a total order of 50 Block-II JF-17s.

According to the PAC chairman in an interview with Asian Military Review , Pakistan will produce 14 additional JF-17 Block-II aircraft in 2017.

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