Air International 2021-03
A.Warnes, S.Ali - Pride of Pakistan
PAC Kamra has handed over 26 dual-seat JF-17B Thunders within the past 13 months that as well as supporting training will bring a new tactical capability to the PAF. Eventually they will be equipped with the new KLJ-7A AESA radar
Over 100 single-seat JF-17 Block I/IIs have so far been delivered to six PAF units
When the JF-17Bs are eventually handed over to 18 Sqn 'Sharp Shooters' at MM Alam air force base, it will effectively become the JF-17 OCU. The unit currently flies F-7Ps and FT-7Ps - it, another un-numbered squadron, are the last two units to fly these Chinese-built variants.
One often MFI-17 Super Mushshaks sold to the Azerbaijan Air Force sits on the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory ramp in early 2019
The Mirage Rebuild Factory is now overhauling Mirages for the fourth time. To date, there is no sign of the French delta-winged fighter being withdrawn from use. The PAF still flies a handful of Mirages built in 1967, which is testament to the work the MRF does