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Azerbaijan Air Force's M-346FA is getting ready to take off its light assault plane

According to the information provided by Shephard Media , Leonardo company aims to make the first delivery to Azerbaijan with the first flight of the M-346FA light attack aircraft. Leonardo announced on July 23 that the M-346FA light assault aircraft successfully completed its first flight on 13 July with the Grifo-M-346 multi-mode radar made to order.

"The M-346FA offers all the advanced training capabilities of the core M-346 by enabling it to operate as an effective light attack aircraft by integrating the latest generation of sensors and equipment , " said Lucio Valerio Cioffi, Managing Director of Leonardo Aircraft . said. In the continuation of Cioffi's statement, "We will continue to develop as we prepare to deliver the first aircraft to the international launch customer in 2021." gave expressions.

Shephard Media shared the information that Azerbaijan has ordered light assault planes, which will be delivered in 2021.

"The platform can also use Link 16 to work properly with NATO forces , " said M-346FA, including a complete DAS and Tactical Data Link, in a statement by Leonardo . statements took place.

Ammunition can be integrated into the M-346FA light assault aircraft, IR, radar, laser or GPS-guided airborne land. Optional extras include a helmet-mounted display (HMD) system, an optional weapon compartment, reconnaissance and surveillance sensors, target detection systems and electronic warfare kit.


Leonardo M-346FA Light Attack Aircraft Roketsan's MK-81 general purpose grenade with TEBER Guidance Kit (Photo: Arda Mevlütoğlu )

The reports released in August 2019 reported that an "unknown" country bought 6 M-346FAs. It is stated that the country, which is considered to be Azerbaijan with Leonardo, signed the purchase of 6 light attack aircraft in July 2019.

Azerbaijan and Pakistan JF-17 negotiations
Representatives of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) said at IDEAS-18 that all existing problems related to the export of the plane to Azerbaijan were resolved and the tests of the JF-17 Block II configuration requested by Azerbaijan were completed. The Azerbaijani Air Force had been waiting for this version to be used by the Pakistan Air Force for some time. The Block II version, which has been used by the Pakistan Air Force for a while, has proven itself after its use.

One of the major advantages of the Block II version is its ability to refuel in air. The Block II model also features improved avionics, improved load carrying capacity, data connectivity and electronic warfare. The Azerbaijani side is currently reviewing both Chinese and Italian production AESA radars for use in the JF-17.


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Azerbaijan Air Force's M-346FA is getting ready to take off its light assault plane

According to the information provided by Shephard Media , Leonardo company aims to make the first delivery to Azerbaijan with the first flight of the M-346FA light attack aircraft. Leonardo announced on July 23 that the M-346FA light assault aircraft successfully completed its first flight on 13 July with the Grifo-M-346 multi-mode radar made to order.

"The M-346FA offers all the advanced training capabilities of the core M-346 by enabling it to operate as an effective light attack aircraft by integrating the latest generation of sensors and equipment , " said Lucio Valerio Cioffi, Managing Director of Leonardo Aircraft . said. In the continuation of Cioffi's statement, "We will continue to develop as we prepare to deliver the first aircraft to the international launch customer in 2021." gave expressions.

Shephard Media shared the information that Azerbaijan has ordered light assault planes, which will be delivered in 2021.

"The platform can also use Link 16 to work properly with NATO forces , " said M-346FA, including a complete DAS and Tactical Data Link, in a statement by Leonardo . statements took place.

Ammunition can be integrated into the M-346FA light assault aircraft, IR, radar, laser or GPS-guided airborne land. Optional extras include a helmet-mounted display (HMD) system, an optional weapon compartment, reconnaissance and surveillance sensors, target detection systems and electronic warfare kit.


Leonardo M-346FA Light Attack Aircraft Roketsan's MK-81 general purpose grenade with TEBER Guidance Kit (Photo: Arda Mevlütoğlu )

The reports released in August 2019 reported that an "unknown" country bought 6 M-346FAs. It is stated that the country, which is considered to be Azerbaijan with Leonardo, signed the purchase of 6 light attack aircraft in July 2019.

Azerbaijan and Pakistan JF-17 negotiations
Representatives of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) said at IDEAS-18 that all existing problems related to the export of the plane to Azerbaijan were resolved and the tests of the JF-17 Block II configuration requested by Azerbaijan were completed. The Azerbaijani Air Force had been waiting for this version to be used by the Pakistan Air Force for some time. The Block II version, which has been used by the Pakistan Air Force for a while, has proven itself after its use.

One of the major advantages of the Block II version is its ability to refuel in air. The Block II model also features improved avionics, improved load carrying capacity, data connectivity and electronic warfare. The Azerbaijani side is currently reviewing both Chinese and Italian production AESA radars for use in the JF-17.


Pakistan Air Force JF-17 | Anatolian Eagle 2019

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How many jets have been ordered?
 

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I would imagine Italian AESA might get featured in JF17 models down the line being all modular design I always believe it is good to have variety

May be "50" birds with Italian AESA I would be ok just to see stuff in action

Pakistan already does enjoys great relations with Italian Radar firms , and it would be great step to bring a Italian Radar in mix as well

Would be nice to offer options to clients

a) JF17- Block II with Chinese Radar (Local/Export)
b) JF17- Block II with Italian Radar (Local/Export)


Of course JF17 - Block III is Primarily used by Pakistani Airforce (or in future)
 

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Careful. Switching out the radar, means most of the current integrated weapons systems will not work on the Italian AESA. They would have to go for a full weapons suite from Italy in addition to the radar.
 

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we should introduce ban on export of Block III

Azerbaijan is too close to Israel and India is close to Israel

we could end up back firing here

max. should be Block II
 

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we should introduce ban on export of Block III

Azerbaijan is too close to Israel and India is close to Israel

we could end up back firing here

max. should be Block II

You aware like, all of the critical technological inputs are from China right? The same China who is also buddy-buddy with Israel and the same China who has conducted multiple overt and covert deals with Israel.
 

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You aware like, all of the critical technological inputs are from China right? The same China who is also buddy-buddy with Israel and the same China who has conducted multiple overt and covert deals with Israel.
Yep. If anything, it'd be Israel who might be worried about its tech leaking to Pakistan (and harming India). So, if the Azeris go for the Grifo-E, I think they'll likely integrate Turkish AAM and AShMs to it. Not only that, but it would be on their dollar, so that might open up a new avenue for the PAF in terms of weaponizing its own JF-17s.
 

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Some day wanted to write up a piece on JF17 as following it since 1996 . Just to save people time purely commercially speaking JF-17 promotional team should be sacked 10 years ago .The plus point of JF17 development by Air force is also the main negative point from marketing point of view .Pilots are breed to fly and kill not Sales .My heart cries when we are still in process of negotiation with countries like Azerbaijan/Turkey/KSA/Qatar for sales .
 

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Some day wanted to write up a piece on JF17 as following it since 1996 . Just to save people time purely commercially speaking JF-17 promotional team should be sacked 10 years ago .The plus point of JF17 development by Air force is also the main negative point from marketing point of view .Pilots are breed to fly and kill not Sales .My heart cries when we are still in process of negotiation with countries like Azerbaijan/Turkey/KSA/Qatar for sales .
The air force did the best by taking over this project. I think it was a great idea and successful for Pakistan to partner with the plane it had to buy to meet its low budget. As I said in another topic before, it is also a great choice for low budget African countries, but the countries you count will never want this plane. You don't have to blame the army.
 

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