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COAS General Bajwa Lauds The Professional Expertise And International Standards Of PAC Kamra:
PAK ARMY CHIEF General Qamar Ahmed Bajwa paid an official visit to PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra. During the visit, the CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF General Qamar Ahmed Bajwa was briefed on the number of ongoing and upcoming projects undertaken by the Engineers, Scientists and Engineers at PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex Kamra.
COAS General Bajwa lauded the professional Expertise, dedication, resolve and commitment of Scientists, Engineers and Technicians during an official visit at PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra.
A Glimpse Of Ongoing Projects At PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex Kamra:
1. JF-17B Twin Seat Fighter Aircraft:
CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF visited a number of sophisticated and ongoing projects during his visit to PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex Kamra. PAKISTAN ARMY CHIEF was showed the twin-seat variant of PAKISTAN’s indigenous JF-17B Thunder Aircraft, which are in the final stages at PAC.
It is worth mentioning that PAKISTAN AIR FORCE has ordered a total number of 26 JF-17B Aircraft. Among the 26 JF-17B JF-17 Aircraft, PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra will initially assemble 8 of the said aircrafts in 2019, 14 Aircraft in 2021 and 4 Aircrafts would be delivered to PAF in the coming year of 2021.
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE (PAF) has now introduced the Block-3 variant of JF-17 Thunder Fighter Aircraft, which is equipped with the latest weaponry, apparatus, Electronics Warfare and Counter-warfare Kits, advanced avionics and above all, it will be equipped with the state of the art, revolutionary and cutting-edge Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar System. With all the upgradation and advancements, the JF-17 Thunder can easily compete with the latest US F-16 V Falcon capability, capacity, agility and performance.
2. PAKISTAN AIR FORCE Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MALE UAV) Armed Targeted Drone:
The CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF was also shown the possible first ever clear picture of PAKISTAN AIR FORCE’s cutting-edge Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Aircraft.
According to the details issued by the Ministry of Defense Production of PAKISTAN, the first prototype flight of PAF’s MALE UAV was scheduled to fly in 2019. The recent picture of the PAF MALE UAV clearly indicates that PAF have actually flown the prototype of a MALE UAV in an undisclosed month of 2019.
COAS visited Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra. COAS was briefed about ongoing projects. COAS lauded achievements of PAF and PAC towards attaining self-reliance and international standards in all its projects. pic.twitter.com/U7QW5Rd0RS
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 12, 2019
It is worth mention that PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex Kamra has actually released the tender for sophisticated items for its indigenous MALE UAV back in April 2019, so Defense Analysts are suggesting that the first prototype of the PAF’s MALE UAV is still in the final stages of the production phase.
PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex kamra has also established a dedicated Aviation Research, Indigenization and Development Directorate and a dedicated Aviation Design Institute to evaluate, design and manufacture its indigenous Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Aircraft.
However, PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra released the possible illustration of its indigenous Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Aircraft during Dubai International Air Show 2019.
The picture released by the PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra seems to be an armed targeted drone equipped with the Cutting-edge Electro-Optical and Infrared Turret (EO/IR). However, PAC has not disclosed the details that whether the indigenous MALE UAV will be powered by the miniature Turboprop Engine or a Heavy-Duty Piston Engine.
The picture released by the PAC at 2019 Dubai Air Show clearly implies that the upcoming PAKISTAN’s Indigenous MALE UAV Aircraft, which is also equipped with the Infrared and Electro-Optical (EO/IR) Turret, would be a Target Drone armed with laser-guided missiles. The upcoming MALE UAV will be able to destroy distant targets with pinpoint accuracy with the help of laser guided missiles.
3. Aselsan ASELPOD Targeting Pods Integration Work:
CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) General Qamar Ahmed Bajwa was also showed the integration work of Aselsan’s State of the Art and revolutionary ASELPOD Targeting Pods. During the footage released by PAKISTAN ARMY Media Wing, it can be clearly seen that COAS was showed the ASELPOD integration system alongside other sophisticated hardware.
It is worth mentioning that the PAKISTAN AIR FORCE (PAF) has inked a contract with TURKEY’s Defense Giant Aselsan for the procurement of the total number of 8 ASELPOD Targeting Pod Units for $25 Million US Dollars back in 2016. In 2017, PAKISTAN AIR FORCE inked another contract with Aselsan for an undisclosed number of ASELPOD Targeting Pod Systems.
The TURKISH Defense Giant Aselsan further revealed that PAKISTAN AIR FORCE has successfully integrated the ASELPOD Targeting Pod Systems with its 4.5++ Generation Multi-role JF-17 Combat Aircraft.
The integration of TURKEY’s Defense Giant Aselsan ASELPOD Targeting Pods will give PAKISTAN’s indigenous JF-17 Thunder Aircraft an edge over latest US F-16 V Falcon Aircraft.
The TURKISH Defense Giant Aselsan is also opening its Regional office in PAKISTAN on 1st January, 2019. It is expected that Aselsan might offer more sophisticated systems and apparatus to PAKISTAN AIR FORCE in the future.
TURKEY’s Defense Giant Aselsan has also involved with PAKISTAN NAVY and PAKISTAN ARMY for a number of projects, including the upgradation of PAKISTAN’s 90B Agosta Submarine, Upgradation of JINNAH-Class MILGEM Stealth Warships/Corvettes and the TURKISH company has also supplied the Technology to PAKISTAN ARMY regarding its Artillery and Short and Long Range Air Defense Systems.
4. Indigenous Range Extension Kit (IREK):
During the CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF General Qamar Ahmed Bajwa visit to PAC Kamra, the COAS was thoroughly briefed on the lethal IREK Precision-Guided Bomb (PGB) Kit., It is worth mentioning that PAKISTAN AIR FOIRCE has successfully integrated the IREK Precision-Guided Bomb with its indigenous JF-17 Thunder Fighter Aircraft.
It means that the IREK Precision-Guided Bomb (PGB) Kit has already been qualified to use with the JF-17 Thunder Aircraft and it can easily destroy indian cities, if the war broke out between PAKISTAN and filthy india.
It is worth mentioning that the PAKISTAN AIR FORCE has also shown the launch demonstration of IREK Precision-Guided Bomb (PGB) kit from the platform of a JF-17 Thunder couple of weeks back in Command Level Operational Exercise dubbed as ‘Hawk Eye’.
If the end-user successfully able to configure the MK-82 and MK-83 GPB with the IREK General-Purpose Bomb Kit, then the IREK GPB Kit can easily destroy a designated target up to the massive range of 100 Kilometers in total, but it also depends on the launch altitude.
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