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Pakistan succeeds in grabbing first order of JF-17 Thunder in Paris

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ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of Pakistan Air Force has announced that Pakistan has won the first order for its JF-17 Thunder jet, a long awaiting goal by PAF that would boast up military exports of the country.

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The latest models of the jet manufactured with the cooperation of China are lightweight multi-role aircraft capable of Mach 2.0 with an operational ceiling of 55,000 feet.

PAF sources confirmed the booking of the order of JF-17 but refused to give details about the orders including the name of client, the number of aircraft and the date of delivery of order keeping in view the sensitivities.

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Another source said that the order has been given by an Asian country and the order would be delivered in 2017.

Pakistan’s military had long been a major importer of military equipments especially from China. On the other hand, Pakistan is also hopeful in getting a large revenue by exporting JF-17 along with Pakistan-made tanks and surveillance drones

The major reason of selling of JF17 is its cost that is much more cheaper than US made F-16.

The Paris Air Show is going on from June 15 – 21 and the final three days would be opened for general public too.

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