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Geo is also showing ticker
Pak raises two squadrons equipped with JF-17 Thunder jets - Hindustan Times
Pakistan has raised two squadrons equipped with the JF-17 Thunder combat jet that was developed jointly with China and plans to have a third squadron by early next year.
Serial joint production of the aircraft started in Pakistan in 2009 after extensive flight tests and the limited
production of eight jets in 2007.
So far, two Pakistan Air Force squadrons have been equipped with JF-17s while the "third is planned to be raised by the beginning of next year", an official statement said.
The co-production of the jet is underway in "full swing" at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex at Kamra in Punjab.
The JF-17 programme was started by the two countries in 1998 and the detailed design was finalised in September 2001.
The PAF showcased the jet at the ongoing Dubai Air Show, which was inaugurated yesterday. PAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman attended the inaugural ceremony.
The JF-17 Thunder, which is jointly produced by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and China Aero-Technology Import Export Corporation, has been put on static and aerial display in the air show.
Pakistan has been plugging the JF-17 as a "cut price" combat aircraft for developing countries.
"In the present environment, when defence budgets are shrinking and air forces face difficulties in affording modern combat aircraft, the JF-17 offers a highly cost effective solution with cutting edge capabilities," the statement said.
The JF-17 is an all weather, multi-role, light combat aircraft. The jet is equipped with a digital fly-by-wire flight control system, a complete glass cockpit and self-protection suite that enhances its combat potential.
According to GEO it's a training aircraft, which crashed in Attock.
According to Saama News.......... Pilot couldn't eject safely.........His dead body has been found, His name was Sq. leader Hussain
Plz discuss the crash related discussion in the Notify Air Craft Crashes thread, no more posting of the news of the crash is to be done on this thread.
it's in flash do u got flash player?
The Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 Thunder, operated by the Pakistan Air Force has a daily flight display routine at the ongoing Dubai Air Show. In the words of one British journalist friend (and he didn't include this line in his dispatch), "the Pakistan government might as well slap a price sticker on them". Another friend at the show dubbed it the "Happy Hours fighter" -- in recognition of Pakistan's insistence that you could get three or more JF-17s for the price of one of any other modern production fighter. But that's just air show levity. The country is deadly serious about exporting the jet, and is working hard to make this happen. Pakistan's air force chief Rao Qamar Suleman heads the marketing effort at DXB11 -- he told journalists yesterday that five Middle East countries had shown interest in the JF-17.
The JF-17 has an undoubtedly impressive flight display at the show, and will be shoring up interest. Makes you wonder why India doesn't send a Tejas abroad. Surely it can take one of the LSPs off trials for a few days for the show -- Dubai isn't far. Bah.
Livefist: Five Nations Interested In JF-17, Says Pak
China's JF-17 fighter debuts in Middle East - People's Daily Online
China's JF-17 Thunder fighter is on display during the Dubai International Air show in Dubai on Nov. 13, 2011. (Xinhua/An Jiang)
China's JF-17 fighter debuts in Middle East
Beijing, Nov.14 (People's Daily Online) --The JF-17 Thunder fighter, a combat aircraft developed by China, was on display during the 12th Dubai International Air show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 13, 2011.
It was the first time that the Chinese combat aircraft put on a flying performance in the Middle East region.
As the leading aviation event in the Middle East, the biannual Dubai air show will continue until Thursday
If you see static display pictures... YOu'll notice new LGB is added to inventory.
Pakistan Air Force's JF-17 Thunder Completes 10,000 Sorties
Pakistan Air Force's Air Commodore Khalid Mahmood has said that airforces around the world are looking to replace their ancient Russian MiG-21s, MiG-23s, American Northrop F-5s and French Mirage-III/V wit forth generation fighter jets and total market is for over 4000 aircraft.
Air Commodore who is the deputy chief project director of the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet programme has said, "There is no plane that gives this much capability at this cost."
Air Commodore Khalid Mahmood informed the media that JF-17 Thunder as already completed 10,000 sorties in Pakistani service. He added that two squadrons of JF-17 are fully active with the air force and third is in process of being equipped with the thunder and it will be activated in the coming months.
According to the India Aeronautical Development Agency, Indian Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has completed 1718 test flights by 28th October 2011.
China-Pakistan JF-17 Fighter Slated for Block-2 Upgrades
November 14, 2011
The JF-17 Thunder fighter, co-developed by China’s Avic and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), is to receive improvements that will start being produced with the Block-2 version from next year.
The enhancements will effect the data link and electronic warfare capabilities. An air-to-air re refueling capability will be added, as will be new guided weapons. A two-seat variant is being developed, too. The current program schedule calls for the Pakistan-based factory to deliver the JF-17 Block-2 to the PAF from mid-2012 to 2015.
Then, a Block-3 version is planned from 2016. Block-1 aircraft are being delivered until the middle of next year.
PAF Air Chief Marshall Rao Qamar Suleiman said marketing efforts focus on those countries needing to replace old ighters such as the MiG-21, early Mirage, F-5 and Phantom types. The program’s target export countries can be found in Latin America, Africa and Asia. “We offer performance comparable to U.S. and European fighters when it comes to radar, dogfight missile, range and BVR [beyond visual range] capabilities, for one third of the cost,” Suleiman claimed.
So far, five countries are said to have taken a close look at the aircraft. China itself is currently evaluating the JF-17 and a decision is expected “shortly.” Avic and the PAF expect to sell “between 300 and 500 JF-17s” over the next 10 years.
The in-service fleet has logged a total of 10,000 flight hours with the PAF. In China, the JF-17 is also known as the FC-1 Xiaolong.
China-Pakistan JF-17 Fighter Slated for Block-2 Upgrades | Aviation International News
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