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Seems like Pakistan's dreams and hopes for this platform are coming true. They are now selling these like hotcakes.

Thank you Modi and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman ... The best salesmen for JF-17.... Time for fantastic hot-cakes with tea now!
 

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Iraq to buy 12 JF-17 Thunder jets from Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD - In a landmark development Pakistan got another international defence order from Iraq for the sale of 12 fighter jets JF-17 Thunder Block III, manufactured at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra.

Top official sources told The Nation that several rounds of negotiations between Pakistan and Iraq on fighter jets continued this year at the highest level but finally completed with the visiting Iraqi defence delegation led by Deputy Commander Iraqi Air Force Major General (Pilot) Muhammad Majeed Mahdi Mahmood and top Pakistani officials. Gen Mehdi is on an official visit to Pakistan.

According to the sources, the defence deal was approved by both the Iraqi and Pakistani governments and a formal agreement is expected to be signed in Islamabad next month. The Iraqi government has approved the amount of 664 million USD for the purchase of 12 fighter aircraft from Pakistan.


Iraqi Defence Minister Lieutenant General Juma Inad Saadoun earlier visited Pakistan in May during which he held meetings with Pakistani leaders and officials and discussed Iraq’s interest to buy JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan.

Pakistan has earlier organised a major defence exhibition in Baghdad in April 2021 in which JF-17 Thunder thrilled the Iraqi airspace with its extraordinary performance and won the hearts of the government and people of Iraq.

Chairman JCSC Gen Nadeem Raza had also visited Iraq in March 2021 and held meetings with top Iraqi defence officials and discussed defence cooperation between the two countries.

The sources told The Nation the production of JF-17 Thunder Block 3 is in production process at PAC Kamra.

Iraq is the third country which would be purchasing these fighter jets from Pakistan. Earlier Argentina has agreed to buy 12 fighter jets from pakistan. Nigeria had also purchased three fighter jets from Pakistan Airforce last year and these fighter jets were handed over to Nigerian Air Force this year.
I think all Iraqi F16 grounded. Russian don't make single-engine low maintenance aircraft. Teja has all foriegn part, has US engine and UK, France and German avionics etc
 

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We have to induct it in our own fleet first.
And then a different version for exports.
Or are we fool enough to export the same version that we are going to induct.
What if another "operation diamond " happens.
Is it okay to export our most dependable jet to every nation?
That could give you money and good relations to develop an even better one in the future ;)
 

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Iraq to buy 12 JF-17 Thunder jets from Pakistan.
Iraq to buy 12 JF-17 Thunder jets from Pakistan

In a landmark development, Pakistan got another international defense order from Iraq for the sale of 12 fighter jets JF-17 Thunder Block III, manufactured at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra.
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Top official sources told The Nation that several rounds of negotiations between Pakistan and Iraq on fighter jets continued this year at the highest level but finally completed with the visiting Iraqi defense delegation led by Deputy Commander Iraqi Air Force Major General (Pilot) Muhammad Majeed Mahdi Mahmood and top Pakistani officials. Gen Mehdi is on an official visit to Pakistan.

According to the sources, the defense deal was approved by both the Iraqi and Pakistani governments, and a formal agreement is expected to be signed in Islamabad next month. The Iraqi government has approved the amount of 664 million USD for the purchase of 12 fighter aircraft from Pakistan.
Iraqi Defence Minister Lieutenant General Juma Inad Saadoun earlier visited Pakistan in May during which he held meetings with Pakistani leaders and officials and discussed Iraq’s interest to buy JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan.

Pakistan has earlier organized a major defense exhibition in Baghdad in April 2021 in which JF-17 Thunder thrilled the Iraqi airspace with its extraordinary performance and won the hearts of the government and people of Iraq.

Chairman JCSC Gen Nadeem Raza had also visited Iraq in March 2021 and held meetings with top Iraqi defense officials and discussed defense cooperation between the two countries.

The sources told The Nation the production of JF-17 Thunder Block 3 is in the production process at PAC Kamra.

Iraq is the third country that would be purchasing these fighter jets from Pakistan. Earlier Argentina has agreed to buy 12 fighter jets from Pakistan. Nigeria had also purchased three fighter jets from Pakistan Airforce last year and these fighter jets were handed over to Nigerian Air Force this year.
664 million. The same amount of supposed money for the supposed Argentina deal. Amateurs......
 

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Block III's are in class of their own in 2021
either buy premium aircrafts at rip OFF Prices or get Jf-17s
 

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Excuse me guys but why are there 2 threads running on the same topic? Mods can we amapgamate them into one please.
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Is Argentine deal official yet?
Nothing is official unless a deal is signed and planes delivered. Which is why we will always exercise caution in celebrating on any news coming out in Pakistani press. We have been caught out before.
So if true then wonderful but lets wait for formal announcement.
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has received an international order for the supply of 12 fighter jets JF-17 Thunder Block III to Iraq, local media reported on Saturday.

The advanced-level jets are manufactured at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra n with the cooperation of China.

Reports cited sources as saying that officials from Pakistan and Iraq held various rounds of talks to finalize the defence deal.

The negotiations finally concluded with the recent visit of Iraqi defence delegation led by Deputy Commander Iraqi Air Force Major General (Pilot) Muhammad Majeed Mahdi Mahmood.

In April this year, Pakistan exhibited models of its JF-17 fighter jet, Al-Khalid battle tank, Takbir precision munition and Azmat-class missile boat among other defense hardware in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

This was the first ever exhibition of Pakistani defense goods in Iraq which is one of the main buyers of military hardware after the Gulf nations and Egypt.

Nigeria and Myanmar have already inducted these jets in their fleet.

In May this year, Pakistan had formally handed over to Nigerian Air Force in an official ceremony at Makurdi, Nigeria.


https://pakobserver.net/iraq-to-purchase-12-pakistan-made-jf-17-thunder-fighter-jets/
 

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