Originally Posted by arsalanaslam123
There is no doubt JF-17 is a good Aircraft but how good it is, time will tell when this will be used against any AC or when this AC take part in some friendly exercise. Comparing this AC with what its adversaries are having is not correct. First of all this is light weight AC so why to compare this AC with Medium weight or Heavy weight ACs?
As long as its competition is concerned with Mig-29 , Prime factor is "PRICE" where JF-17 will have advantage. Mig-29 beat JF-17 in all other aspects, whatever u take, TOW ratio, range , payload , manuverability, proved fighter, Avoinics etc.
There are some countries whose requirements are only for light fighters by looking at their adversaries list, their budget and real requirements. So if by blocking engine supply Russians can grab their orders, at higher price for Mig-29, then whats wrong in it. All nations see their intrests. So if they refuse to supply engines for JF-17, that doesnot mean JF-17 beat Mig-29 or comes in same leauge of Mig-29.