RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Air Force has successfully test-fired indigenously developed extended range smart missile from JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter aircraft, ARY News reported Tuesday.
“The weapon has been developed, integrated and qualified solely through indigenous efforts of Pakistani scientists and engineers,” according to (ISPR) Inter-Services Public Relations.
“Successful test has provided JF-17 Thunder a very potent and assured day and night capability to engage a variety of targets with pinpoint accuracy,” the military’s public affairs wing said.
Pakistan Air Chief, Mujahid Anwar Khan, said it was another milestone for the country. He said if subjected to aggression by the adversary, Pakistan would respond with full force.
Note, the JF-17 fighter jet built by Pakistan in collaboration with China.
Contrary to Indian claims that Pakistan used F-16s to down Indian planes, the CNN report said it was a JF-17 fighter jet that brought down an Indian warplane in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Painted in the color scheme of Pakistan’s national flag, the pride of the nation, JF-17 roared in the Polish skies and left the spectators spellbound with its breathtaking maneuvers.
The thundery performance by PAF’s display included some extraordinary aerobatics like the muscle climb, thunder turns, slow speed performance and inverted flight.