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Pakistan launches avionics production line for JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft
Sify News ^ | 5/29/2010 | Sify News

Posted on 05/29/2010 10:15:24 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Pakistan has started the production of avionics and other important gadgets for the JF-17 Thunder fighter jets.

The equipments for the combat jets would be produced at the Kamra based Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC).

Speaking on the occasion of the launch of the production line for the latest avionics, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman described the project as a step forward in making the PAF 'self-reliant.'

"A strong air force is essential for the country's survival, therefore, it is important that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) gets self-reliant. Today's ceremony is an important step in this direction," The Daily Times quoted Suleman, as saying.

He also expressed satisfaction on the progress made in achieving the 'national objective of self-reliance in the defence industries.'

Speaking during the occasion PAC Chairman Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan said that besides the Chinese avionics, four indigenously designed and developed avionics systems were also being produced at the Kamra Avionics and Radar Factory.

He also presented an evaluation of the JF-17 avionics programme on the occasion.

Originally known as Super-7, the FC-1 Xiaolong or the JF-17 Thunder was developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation under a joint venture between China and Pakistan.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; avionics; chineseavionics; fc1; jf17; pakistan; pakistanairforce; pakistaniairforce; super7

1 posted on 05/29/2010 10:15:25 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

I hope the Pentagon is prepared to spend more money. These planes are so stealthy that we will need lots more rocks to throw. All that is missing in the available pictures is Fred Flinstone’s feet sticking out the bottom.


2 posted on 05/29/2010 10:27:26 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: sonofstrangelove
More here.
3 posted on 05/29/2010 10:27:33 PM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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To: HospiceNurse
"All that is missing in the available pictures is Fred Flinstone’s feet sticking out the bottom."

lol! And we just read about how the Chinese AF was refusing deliveries of their own knock offs of Soviet designed jets a month ago because they were death traps.

4 posted on 05/30/2010 3:02:56 AM PDT by Dem Guard ("We're Coming to Take You Away")
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