Pakistani military was working to develop a homegrown version of the iPad (PacPad) at the Kamra Air Force Complex, a leading American news agency, has reported.
The $200 iPad tablet was manufactured at the Kamra Air Force facility that produced fighter jets and was the latest addition to Pakistan military’s sprawling commercial empire. The report appearing in The Gulf News, maintains: “The device runs on Android 2.3, an operating system made by Google and given away for free. At around $200, it’s less than half the price of Apple or Samsung devices and cheaper than other low-end Chinese tablets on the market, with the bonus of a local, one-year guarantee. The PAC in the name stands for the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, where it is made. The PAC also makes an e-reader and small laptop.”
The UAE newspaper has revealed that only a few hundred units of each product have been made so far, though a new batch would be completed in the next three months. It concludes by saying: “The tablet and other devices are made in a low-slung facility, daubed in camouflage paint, near, a factory that produces J-17 Thunder fighter jets with Chinese help. Pac builds the PacPad with a company called “Innavtek” in a partnership that also builds high-tech parts for the warplanes.”