Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder Jet Impressed International market
Deputy Chief Project Director JF-17 Thunder Jet Air Commodore Khalid Mehmood has said that several countries have shown keen interest in acquisition of Pakistani figter jet and negotiations in this regard are at different phases of completion. In an interview to local media, he said that Pakistan was holding negotiations with different countries for export of indigeniously manufactured multi-role JF-17 tHunder figher jets. THe air commodore said the low cost and high capability and peformance has made the fighter jet very competitive in the international market. He expressed the confidence that this aircraft will soon become part of airforces of other countries. Khalid Mehmood said serial production of JF-17 is continuing in the country and currently two squadron of aircraft are flying in Pakistan. He said Pakistan Aeronautical complec Kamra has the capability to annually develope sixteen JF-17 jets which can be enhanced to 25 in case we receive any order of export, we will be able to deliver it after meeting the requirements of Pakistan Air Force. Rejecting the impression that Russia has expressed concern over the use of its engine in the aircraft, he clarified that these engines were very efficient and there is no reason to reject them.