Pakistan displays JF-17 Thunder at Paris Air Show, secures first export deal

Pakistan’s spectacular JF-17 Thunder showcased its cutting edge capabilities in the 51st Paris Air Show at French city Le Bourget Parc des on Monday and allowed potential customers to assess its immense potential.

According to the Flight Global, Pakistan has secured its first confirmed export deal on JF-17 Thunder fighter jets.

“A contract has been signed with an Asian country,” says Air Commodore Khalid Mahmood, the Pakistan air force officer who leads sales and marketing efforts for the type.

Citing client sensitivities, he declined to specify the customer and the number of aircraft it will obtain. Deliveries will start in 2017.

Pakistan Air Force has taken three JF-17 Thunder jets to the air show. One aircraft would perform flying display on all the show days, while another two jets would be put on static display showing the latest weapons.

Pakistani JF-17 aircraft has already participated in various air shows of the world including Farnborough Air Show in UK, Zhuhai Air Show in China, Turkish Air Show at Turkey and Dubai Air Show in UAE.

The multi role all-weather JF-17 Thunder is highly maneuverable light combat aircraft with fly by wire flight control.

The 51st Air Show organized by French Aerospace Industries Association would continue till 21 June, 2015.

The Air Show brings together 2215 exhibiters from 44 countries of the world and Pakistan Air Force is one of the proud participants.

It is pertinent to mention that 150 aircraft representing major aviation industries are participating in the show. The first four days of the show will be reserved for trade visitors, followed by three days open to the general

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