ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Engineers have shown amazing performance and made AWACS aircraft, affected in Kamra attack, in half of the estimated cost, while Al-Khalid III has entered into last phase of preparations, whereas Turkey has sought help from Pakistan to manufacture fighter planes.
Lieutinent General Retired Abdul Qayyum chaired Senate Standing Committee for defence production. Committee was told in briefing that Pakistani Engineers have restored AWACS aircraft in a shorter period of 10 months locally. The aircraft was damaged in Kamra Air Base attack, while United States had estimated 30 million dollars for the restoration of aircraft, hence the aircraft has been made operation after spending 15 million dollars.
Committee was told that Al-Khalid III is in last phase of preparations. Committee was also briefed regarding preparations of JF-17 Thunder, saying that any kind of war weapon of any fighter jet can be used in JF-17 Thunder. Pakistan can manufacture 58 percent parts of JF-17 Thunder by itself.
Committee was told that feasibility has been completed regarding to manufacture shipyard of deep sea, for which the approval is on waiting from Prime Minister, while Pakistan is capable to manufacture any kind of drone.