Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra has successfully overhauled its JF-17 aircraft facility, local media reported.
A ceremony was held at the Aircraft Rebuild Factory in Kamra on Thursday to mark the occasion, a statement issued by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said.
Out of the first four JF-17 aircraft, two were overhauled in China while the rest were indigenously overhauled.
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 indigenization are key to effectively addressing modern challenges. The PAF has been relentlessly pursuing these goals and has achieved remarkable capability.”
JF-17 overhaul was a significant achievement which could not have been achieved without the dedication and hard work put in by the officers and technicians of Aircraft Rebuild Factory, he added.
The Air Chief also lauded 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 defense officials were also present at the occasion.