The JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and and Super Mushshak basic trainer of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has reached UAE to participate in the Dubai Air Show 2013. Three JF-17 Thunder fighter jets of the 16 Squadron ‘Black Panthers’ will represent the Pakistani defence industry in the prestigious Middle eastern air show.

Pakistan has so far inducted JF-17 Thunders into its 16 Squadron ‘Black Panthers’ and 26 Squadron ‘The Thunder Spiders.’ Plans are already underway to re-equip the 27 Squadron ‘Zarrars’ at Pakistan Air Force Base Rafiqui which currently operates Mirage 5EF ROSE III fighter attack aircraft 

Pakistan and China are pushing the JF-17 for export with Qatar and Sri Lanka are being targeted as first export customers.

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