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PAC sets these 5 key goals to boost the potential of Pakistan’s Aerospace Industry

Pakistan’s independence from foreign suppliers for high-tech equipment

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The Government of Pakistan formally recognizes the potential of Pakistan’s Aerospace Industry and understands that sufficient investment must be made to channel its value.

The Pakistani Senate’s Standing Committee on January the 17th, 2020 directed Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) to focus on five prime goals. The main idea behind these points is to decrease dependence on foreign technology, produce high tech equipment, and drive exports.

Build-Up And Boost Combat Worthiness:

Enhancing our combat quality has been a prime objective of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The focus will be on fulfilling these requirements across its air, land, and sea domain.

Innovation And Research:

The Standing Committee on Defence Production directed PAC to invest in research-based projects and innovative ideas for self-reliance. Pakistan relies heavily on foreign suppliers and equipment.

Commercialization And Better Relations

Commercialization should be taken seriously by working with other countries and marketing our products correctly. It would improve not only product quality but also decrease the overall cost.

A Realistic Budget:

PAC was advised to “follow a realistic costing system” by investing in beneficial channels and relying on technology instead of surplus manpower. In order to reduce costs in the long run.

Secure Defence Production Facilities

Additionally, PAC is to support Pakistan’s United goal of securing its defense production facilities.

Memorandum-Of-Understanding (MoU)

PAC recently signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), which aims to produce a commercial aircraft. This is a big step for Pakistan’s aviation industry, and while the details are unclear, a meaningful supply-chain trade was confirmed. The exchange of maintenance work and co-production will likely result in similar projects.

Project Azm, the PAF’s next-generation fighter program, is set to supply a new fighter jet. PAC also plans to make similar contacts with other leading industries and aerospace giants such as Boeing and Airbus to secure little foreign dependence as possible.

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  • Co-operation with aviation giants like Boeing won’t materialize as the previous ventures were scrapped due to sanctions in 90s and lateron. Meaningful co-operation may be sought with Russian, Chinese, Brazilian or South African commercial aviation manufacturers who are less prone to US influence and pressure as compared to other western nations especially NATO members………


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