PAC to deliver multi-role combat aircraft to PAF next month
Pakistan Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan has said that production of Block III variant of JF-17 Thunder fighter jet is expected to begin this year, Radio Pakistan reported.
In an interview with a weekly magazine Jane’s Defense, the air chief said a new Chinese radar will be used in these aircraft.
He said Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) is set to deliver final three JF-17 Thunder Block II multi-role combat aircraft to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) by next month.
It is worth mentioning that the top-notch professionalism of PAF has been the talk of the town lately, as it shot down two fighter jets of Indian Air Force (IAF) bright day light on February 27 over violation of the Line of Control (LoC).
One IAF jet crashed inside Azad and Jammu Kashmir region while other in India occupied Kashmir.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan named the PAF’s response against Indian aggression as ‘Operation Swift Retort’.
“February 27’s ‘Operation Swift Retort’ will always be remembered,” said the PAF air chief while addressing participants of 264th Air Staff Presentation at Air Headquarters in Islamabad in May.
He vowed that the PAF response will be even stronger than before in case of any genre of aggressive showed by the enemy.