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Pakistan starts production of avionics for fighter jet.

ISLAMABAD, May 29 -- Pakistan successfully launched the production project of avionics for the fighter jet JF-17 Thunder at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra on Friday.

Addressing the ceremony, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said, "A strong air force is essential for the country's survival, therefore, it is important that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) gets self-reliant. Today's ceremony is an important step in this direction."

He expressed satisfaction on the significant progress made in achieving the national objective of self-reliance in the defence industries. He commended the management, airmen and civilians of PAC for their devotion and dedication towards this national objective and urged them to continue the journey with added zeal and zest.

Earlier, PAC Chairman Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan presented an appraisal of the JF-17 avionics programme activities.

He said generic production and testing facilities have been established at Kamra Avionics and Radar Factory where, besides the Chinese avionics, "four indigenously designed and developed avionics systems are being produced".

He informed that the scope of production at PAC will be broadened to include "a complete JF-17 avionics suite". Defence production secretary, members of the JF-17 board of directors, principal staff officers of PAF and representatives from the Chinese aviation industries attended the ceremony.

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Publication:Daily Times (Lahore, Pakistan)
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Date:May 29, 2010
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