Local media reported that Pakistan has received an international order for the supply of 12 fighter jets JF-17 Thunder Block III to Iraq.
These advanced-level JF-17 thunder fighter jets are manufactured at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra with the cooperation of China.
Reports cited sources as saying that officials from Pakistan and Iraq held various rounds of talks to finalize the defense deal.
The negotiations finally concluded with the recent visit of the Iraqi defense delegation led by Deputy Commander Iraqi Air Force Major General (Pilot) Muhammad Majeed Mahdi Mahmood.
In April this year, Pakistan exhibited models of its JF-17 fighter jet, Al-Khalid battle tank, Takbir precision munition, and Azmat-class missile boat among other defense hardware in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
This was the first-ever exhibition of Pakistani defense goods in Iraq which is one of the main buyers of military hardware after the Gulf nations and Egypt.