JF-17 participated in Russian-Pakistani bilateral exercise
August 20, 2017

JF-17 participated in Russian-Pakistani bilateral exercise

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.

  • Sami Shahid

    I’ve seen the video

  • Abdul Rashid

    Hi Aman, is this a video of JF-17’s participation in the Friendship-2016 exercise? If it is, please share the link.Thanks.

    • AMAN

      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!!!!

      • 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.

    • AMAN

      My friend Abdul i got the link = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl9YlIWRYSU
      in this video you will spot JF-17

  • ATS

    one JF17 lost to Arabian sea on 27 sept 16 . not sure whether the ejected pilot recovered or not

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