JF-17 Thunder inducted in Combat Commanders School

Yesterday PAF has inducted JF-17 in its third operational squadron. The ceremony was conducted at PAF Base Mushaf, Sargodha “the home of Falcons” and saw induction of JF-17 in PAF’s topgun school “Combat Commanders School”. JF-17 induction in CCS point to that fact that PAF wants this aircraft become mature & thoroughly tested in advance tactical flight scenarios. In CCS; a part from advance tactics and flying JF-17 shall  also be perfoming weapons integration trials for new weapons for PAF.

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A specially made cake for the event.

 

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Flight lines of recently arrived JF-17 from No.16 Sqn. More aircraft shall join the unit in coming weeks.

 

Read More on JF-17 update on our blog post dated Dec 16, 2014.

http://pafwallpapers.com/blog/2014/12/jf-17-thunder-update-2014/

Exercise Shaheen-III PAF-PLAAF (2014)

Pakistan and China have the long and strong brotherly relationship since more than past six decades. The long-standing ties between the two countries is not just limited to industrial cooperation, but is also seem in form of bilateral defence agreements and sharing joint military strategy.

Recently Exercise Shaheen-III was conducted between PAF and PLAAF at PAF Base Rafiqui. This was third exercise of this series initiated in 2011.  Both air force’s aircraft performed head-to-head in simulated air combat and surface attack missions. Chinese AF team was also complemented by logistics support (including tanker trucks) for  refueling of Chinese fighters.

The particiaption of Chinese J-10 Multirole fighters and J-7C aircraft provided both airforces the oppurtunity to improve specific skills and on Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT). Such exercise help air powers align their challenges visàvis counter strategies, train and plan accordingly in changing threat environment.

Group photo of Exercise Shaheen-III 2014

Group Photo of Exercise Shaheen-III participant pilots and senior officers along with aircraft : Left to Right: Mirage-VEF (25 Sqn), J-7 (PLAAF), J-10 (PLAAF), F-7PG (17Sqn), JF-17 (16 Sqn).

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Exercise completion shield handed over to DCS (Ops) PAF by Chinese counter part.

Pakistani and Chinese pilots group photo during Exercise Shaheen-II 2013, held in China. PLAAF J-10, J-7, JF-7, PAF F-7P and Mirage-IIIEA aircraft participated in the exercise.

Pakistani and Chinese pilots group photo during Exercise Shaheen-II 2013, held in China. PLAAF J-10, J-7, JF-7, PAF F-7P and Mirage-IIIEA aircraft participated in the exercise.

PAF and Chinese pilots in Exercise Shaheen-1 2011

PAF and Chinese pilots in Exercise Shaheen-1 2011 held in March 2011 at PAF Air Base Rafiqui. Seen in the background is SU-27UBK Multirole aircraft, four of such air craft took part in the exercise.

http://www.pafwallpapers.com/PAF_excercises.htm