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Pakistan to offer JF-17 Thunder fighters at Farnborough Air Show

RIA Novosti

13:16 19/07/2010

NEW DELHI, July 19 (RIA Novosti) - Islamabad will put its JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft on sale at the Farnborough Air Show near London, a Pakistani TV channel said on Monday.

According to a senior source, Turkey and a range of Middle East and African states are interested in the fighters. The money from any sales will be steered into the country's air force.

The JF-17 Thunder is a lightweight tactic multirole supersonic combat aircraft jointly developed by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and the Chinese Chengdu Aircraft Industries Corporation.

About 50% of the on-board equipment and avionics for the fighter is manufactured in Pakistan at the Kamra plant, while the rest of the assembly parts come from China.

The Farnborough Air Show, one of the most preeminent global aviation events, will be held from July 19 - 25. The first five days of the show will be dedicated to concluding deals and the exhibition will then be open to the public over the weekend.

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