According to the Pakistan Defense Facebook Page, 5th Generation Stealth Fighter, Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar – CAS Air Chief Marshall Suhail Aman sets new aims for the indigenous aeronautics industry in Pakistan. He stated that PhD scholarship has been cultivated in the Aviation City Kamra in order to develop a Research and Development base to facilitate this ambitious project.
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) successfully overhauled its 1,000th aircraft, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Chengdu F-7P.
Celebrating the event, the PAF Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sohail Aman stated that PAC’s activities “not only saved valuable foreign exchange but also enabled Pakistan to emerge as a self-reliant country in the field of aviation.”
ACM Sohail Aman also lauded Pakistan’s defence relationship with China, which is fulfilling a core role in advancing the JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter. The PAF currently operates more than 70 JF-17s in five fighter units, with Kamra-based No. 14 being the latest squadron to take on the Thunder.
The Minister of Defence Production (MoDP), Rana Tanveer Hussain, reminded the PAF and PAC that the defence industry needs the involvement of the country’s academic and research base in order to progress.
In his speech, the PAF CAS added that PAC’s future rests in the manufacturing of fifth-generation fighters and the development of active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radars.