Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra has successfully rebuilt its JF-17 aircraft facility.
A ceremony has been held at the Aircraft Rebuild Factory in Kamra on Thursday to mark the occasion, a statement issued by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said.
Two out of four JF-17 aircrafts were rebuilt in China whilst the rest were locally rebuilt.
Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was the chief guest of the ceremony.
Addressing at the occasion, the air chief said: “We are living in technology-intensive world, where self-reliance and indigenisation are key to effectively addressing modern challenges. The PAF has been relentlessly pursuing these goals and has achieved remarkable capability.”
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JF-17 overhaul was a substantial accomplishment which could not have been attained without the commitment and hard work deposited by the officers and technicians of Aircraft Rebuild Factory, he added.
The air chief also praised the support of Chinese aviation industries including in the journey towards self-reliance.
Air Marshal Ahmer Shehzad, chairman PAC; Yang Ying, president of China National Aero-technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC); Wang Wel, vice President Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC); Zhan Jianping, president China Aviation Industry Corporation (CAIC) along with other senior civil and defence officials were also present at the occasion.