That's the fact as well. I don't think as the leadership will be asleep knowing the fact that rivals aren't going to take a break. Its the matter of survive & safety. I heard somewhere that we have progressed with sub-system production in house. No doubt PAC has learnt a lot and still going forward. We started with JV and so will move to self reliance. In the meantime, we will be working with China as well. We can collaborate with Turkey in different areas and I am sure, we are doing so.Besides, no other competitors would sleep and are waiting for your development.
I can't ignore the fact that we aren't doing nothing in this area. Progress is discussed sometimes and concern officials are on the task without any break. I am really hoping to see that someday, we are going to produce Thunder with maximum output by our own including subsystems. Radar work was discussed that Friend(s) helping and so in other areas.I believe he was talking about start with replacing subsystems in JF17 with Pakistan own products or take over the R&D of it NOW.
Like China did at the beginning with its own aviation.
It's our mindset of doing things so I can understand what he was referring hehehe