Pakistan Air Force achieves a landmark step in JF - 17 indigenous overhaul and upgrade

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Pakistan Air Force achieves a landmark step in JF - 17 indigenous overhaul and upgrade

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Air Force has successfully overhauled its JF-17 aircraft facility in Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra.

According to a statement issued by PAF, a ceremony was held at the Aircraft Rebuild Factory with Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan as chief guest.

Others in attendance included PAC Chairman, Air Marshal Ahmer Shehzad, President of China National Aero-technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC), Yang Ying, Vice President Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Wang Wel, President China Aviation Industry Corporation (CAIC), Zhan Jianping and other top officials from Pakistan and China.

The Air Chief praised the efforts of PAF officials and technicians for JF17 overhaul. He was all praise for China’s support in the transition towards self-reliance.

We are living in a technology-intensive world, where self-reliance and indigenization are key to effectively addressing modern challenges. The PAF has been relentlessly pursuing these goals and has achieved remarkable capability.

Pakistani engineers and technicians have indigenously overhauled two JF-17s whereas the first two were overhauled in China.