ISLAMABAD:- Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain on Monday said that Pakistan would get four advanced MI-35 helicopters from Russia in 2017. Talking to a private TV channel, the minister said that Pakistan has paid $153 million for the purchase of helicopters. He also said the government is also in contact with other countries for the export of 100 Super Mushshak trainer aircrafts. Maldives and Azerbaijan are ready to buy Super Mushak trainer aircrafts, he added.–NNI

Rana Tanveer said that important developments are expected regarding sale of JF-17 thunder jets in 2017. He disclosed that the production capacity of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) has escalated to $100 million from $25 million whereas rapid growth has also been witnessed in Karachi Shipyard.