Pakistan Air Chief participates in operational training mission of JF-17 Thunder aircraft
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force appraised the operational capabilities of JF-17 Thunder during his visit to an operational airbase today.
Chief of the Air Staff participated in an operational training mission in the dual seat JF-17 Thunder aircraft.
Being a seasoned F-16 pilot himself, the Air Chief had a firsthand assessment of the operational capabilities of the indigenously manufactured dual-seat fighter aircraft.
“The induction of dual seat version and Block-3 variant of JF-17 Thunder would help in maintaining the cutting edge of the PAF” the Air Chief said.
Interacting with the air and ground crew, the Air Chief lauded the level of motivation and thorough professionalism of the personnel.
“PAF personnel are the proud custodians of the legacy of valiant air warriors of Pakistan”, which was manifested during Operation Swift Retort, last year, he remarked.
PAF would never be intimidated by the stockpiling of weapons by the enemy, he declared adding that PAF, in synergy with sister services, is ever ready to counter any threat to the sovereignty of our sacred motherland.
Earlier on his arrival at the base, the Air Chief was received by Air Officer Commanding and Base Commander.