Majority of F-7/J-7 users would in future switch over to FC-1/JF-17
F-5 freedom fighter operators might also be interested, but we'll see Pakistan/China marketing, because americans have a number of F-16s blk 25/30/32 for replacement.
Hi Mr. karan.1970, the JF-17 is a 50-50 Joint Venture, so I am assuming China will get half the profits. I also remember in an interview, the PAF ACM saying the line in Pakistan was solely for the PAF and any export orders would go through China. At peak production in Pakistan they are planning to make 2 a month (according to AirForces Monthly). Unless the PAF ramps up production it will take quite a few years just to fulfill the 250 aircraft ordered by the PAF. Moreover incorporating upgrades and technology could also potentially slow down production.
Also given Pakistan's financial predicament, China gave Pakistan a soft loan (i.e. a handout) to build the factory and start production. If another "developing country" (the realistic export market) wants to buy this aircraft, China would be the only one available to extend credit for the purchase. I hope this helps. Take care.
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coz a plane costing 13 to 15 million per piece will not have big margin of profit.. and for making a profit of 500 million which is what Pak has invested in it, it will need atleast 500 orders , my guess work..
out of which Pak already ordered 50 + 200 options.. now it has to market it and sell much more to get good ROI.. then only profit will come in..
whats that ??? some kind of pod.....
Here is an F16s 20mm M61 Vulcan cannon:
I just noticed the "TEHLİKE" sign and the Turkish flag at the tail wing
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