Target met, PAC produced 16 JF-17 aircraft in 2015: spokesperson

KAMRA, PAKISTAN, DEC 28: Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanvir Hussain, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Air Force Chief of the Air Staff, Yang Ying President CATIC and high ranking PAF and Chinese Officials standing with the 1st JF-17 aircraft after complete inspections and structural assessment at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra on Monday, December 28, 2015. (PPI Images).



Spokesperson for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Monday said that Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) had achieved its annual production goal.

In a statement, the spokesperson said that the authorities have decided to increase aeronautical complex’s production capabilities.

The complex has handed over 16th JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the air force in the ongoing year.

Earlier in September, Kamra complex had made the Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft operational at half the cost as compared to foreign companies. As a result, $15 million were saved, after indigenous repair of the aircraft. Feasibility study of Gwadar deep waters shipyard was also completed.

The aircraft had been damaged in an attack by terrorists on Kamra aeronautical complex.