A NEW Pakistan Air Force (PAF) unit equipped with the JF-17 Thunder was formally activated at PAF Base Samungli, Quetta, in the eastern province of Balochistan, on February 28. No 28 (Multirole) Squadron is the first JF-17 unit at the base.
Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, PAF, was the chief guest at the ceremony and reviewed a guard of honour at the base. He awarded the Squadron emblem to Wing Commander Amir Imran Cheema, Officer Commanding 28 (Multirole) Squadron. A formation of four JF-17s also flew over the proceedings to mark the milestone.
The ACM said: “from now on, No 28 MR Squadron, equipped with Pakistan’s Pride JF-17, has the responsibility of providing day and night aerial defence of the country, especially along the western borders of Pakistan.”