According to a press release by the Russian Ministry of Defence, the JF-17 Thunder and AH-1F/S Cobra were deployed over Cherat in support of Friendship 2016, the first bilateral military exercise between Russia and Pakistan. The JF-17’s close air support (CAS) coverage came in a counterinsurgency (COIN)-related setting involving a series of relevant combat scenarios.
Notes & Comments:
Although the first bilateral exercise between Pakistan and Russia, at over two weeks, it has been a long and seemingly comprehensive in its scope. Granted, the focus is COIN capacity building, but the inclusion of Pakistani CAS assets – and that too in the midst of High Mark 2016 – was unexpected.
The presence of the AH-1F/S Cobra attack helicopter indicates the growth that Pakistan’s cross-organizational communication and co-ordination competency, which had been built since 2010 in order to raise the armed forces’ capacity for COIN operations.
I’ve seen the video
Hi Aman, is this a video of JF-17’s participation in the Friendship-2016 exercise? If it is, please share the link.Thanks.
I was just making fun of Sami Shahid that i have too seen a video of jf -17 in pak russia exercise. Reality is that the video hasn’t been uploaded yet.
Thanks Abdul Rashid!!!!
Oh Aman,come on now yaar! I wasted a precious few minutes searching for the video that was not there to be found! Thanks for the link now though.
My friend Abdul i got the link = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl9YlIWRYSU
in this video you will spot JF-17
Thanks, great video. Just need to learn Russian now, next task.
Br Aman many thanks, Proud of Pak Armed Forces, Salut Russian Armed Forces, Pak-Russia-China Zindaa Baad
Just for you, Aman. Until PAF can/will induct Su-35, enjoy this photo of JF-17 model I proudly own….
one JF17 lost to Arabian sea on 27 sept 16 . not sure whether the ejected pilot recovered or not