Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets will be participating in the Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 (RIAT) on Saturday (July 17 2021).
The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
Pakistan Air Force has been participating in the RIAT since 2016. This year, PAF Jets will be displaying their skills along with 70 other Air Forces of the world, a press release issued by Pakistan High Commission in London on Friday said.
According to the press release, following PAF aircraft will be taking part during Virtual RIAT 2021 as per timings given below:
1- C130 at 1055 hrs-1100 hrs BST (British Summer Time)
2- JF-17 Thunder at 1445 hrs-1450 hrs BST
3- Mirage III at 1540 hrs-1545 hrs BST
The Pakistan High Commission London will live stream the show on its YouTube channel and Facebook page simultaneously.
JF-17 4th generation
JF-17 Thunder Block-III 4+ Generation made its maiden flight back in December 2019 and Pak-China jointly built fighter jet proved its might and air superiority all over again. At Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group’s (CAIG) facilities, the first-ever powered up prototype was flown in a test flight hailing some major upgrades and technologies from China’s top of the line J-20 fighter jet.
Experts believe that this upgrade saw some major updates to the electronic gadgets of previous JF-17 Thunder that majorly increased its aerial combat efficiency. Hailing the serial number “3000” JF-17 was jointly developed by China and Pakistan that is used majorly by Pakistan.
It was a moment of pride for the country when the Pride of Pakistan JF-17 Thunder participated in Virtual Air Tattoo Show-2020 at the Royal Air Force Base Fairford (UK).
Besides the indigenously manufactured multirole fighter aircraft of No16 Squadron, the time-tested C-130 Hercules from No 21 Squadron also participated in the mega event.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk