ISLAMABAD: Myanmar has become the first country to purchase JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan. Myanmar will buy 16 jets from Pakistan in the first phase whereas Pakistan is interested in selling about 24 jets to Myanmar.
According to the agreement, Pakistan will provide services for looking after the jets as well. Both the countries have started talks on this deal in March 2015. Sources also told that negotiations are also under way with other countries as well to sell JF-17 jets.
Pakistan participated in the Paris Air Show held between 15 – 21 June, 2015 in which JF-17 Thunder jets were showed to the audience from multiple countries.
It was during that show when Pakistan Air Force disclosed for the first time that it has got the first order to sell JF-17 jets but it didn’t disclose the name of the buyer country and other details of the deal. Now it is disclosed that Myanmar is the first buyer of JF-17 jets.