Pakistan Planning To Increase Its Defence Exports To a Whopping 1 Billion Dollars Per Year

Two years earlier, Pakistan was just able to export major arms equipment worth $100 million.

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According to a Japanese media outlet Nikkei Inc, Pakistan is planning to increase its arms’ exports to a whopping $1b per year.

In its recently published First-Year Performance Report, the Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) states that Pakistan registered defence exports worth USD212.16 million in 2018-19. According to the statistics shared by the MoDP, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) exported orders worth USD184.38 million, while exports worth USD7.13 million and USD1.29 million were secured by Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) and military vehicle specialist Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) respectively.

Two years earlier, Pakistan was just able to export major arms equipment worth $100 million.

Just like many other areas, Pakistan and China are also working together in the defence sector as well. The JF-17 “Thunder” fighter jets were jointly developed by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation of China.

According to former Lt. Gen. Talat Masood, China, after helping Pakistan develop fighter jets, warships and submarines,“Pakistan is seeking to tap export markets.”

Recently, reports revealed that Pakistan is planning to export its JF-17 “Thunder” fighter jets to four countries including Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Nigeria and Myanmar. India’s old defence partner in Africa, Myanmar, already purchased four thunder jets from Pakistan through Chinese assistance.

Myanmar signed a deal with Pakistan back in 2016 for the purchase of 16 JF-17 fighters. According to sources, privy to the matter, the defence deal is worth 400 million dollars. This also includes spare parts.

Another brotherly country, Turkey, had also signed a contract for import of defence equipment from Pakistan including 1,000 PK-83 general-purpose bombs and 52 Super Mushshak training aircraft.

“Pakistan has graduated well beyond just a manufacturer of small weapons,” a senior foreign ministry official said. “We are now looking at big-ticket items.”

 

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  • In order to compete with other countries, Pakistan need massive investment in R&D to develop new advance defense products which current budget doesn’t allow.
    Our target should be to export 2 billion worth of defense equipment in 2020-2021.

  • JF-17 Is a joint project with China. Pakistan might be able to build the frame but still need assistances with avionics, sensors and radar.

  • Jupiter china also can’t produce any craft in earlier days they get engines from russia but gradully learnt it no one is complete at begning but practice make possible

  • “India’s old defence partner in Africa, Myanmar, already purchased four thunder jets from Pakistan through Chinese assistance.”

    Seriously Myanmar in Africa ??? Just this sentence throws away the credibility of the article !

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