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DSA 2018: Pakistan in ‘primary level’ talks with Malaysia on JF-17

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  1. Zarvan

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    Pakistan and Malaysia are in preliminary discussions about the potential export of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft, an official from PAC has confirmed to Jane’s .

    Speaking at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on 16 April, the PAC official – who did not want to be identified – said the two governments have had “primary level talks” about a potential sale of the single-engine fighter in order to meet the air combat requirements of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF).

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    Pakistan is in preliminary discussions with Malaysia about the potential sale of the JF-17 Thunder seen here in Pakistani colours. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen)

    “We are aware of the potential requirements in Malaysia for cost-effective fighter aircraft,” he said.




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  2. Talwar e Pakistan

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    Malaysia already operates lots of Pakistani weapons, hope they buy the JF-17.
     
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    Very good news.
     
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  4. Zarvan

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    "Preliminary discussions" means nothing... So far in JF-17 Thunder's 15-year history, anyway.
     
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    Hi,

    That 150 number---is a possible hint for an order of a total 150 planes to multiple buyers---.
     
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  7. razgriz19

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    so the rumours begin. I'm starting to take pleasure in seeing some of our members getting excited over small news then only to have their dreams crushed haha

    Please--hold your horses.
     
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    If it does come to fruition.
    We will have the Su-30MKI(the malaysian M is just slightly different) and the JF-17 flying in the same force.

    Moreover, Indian pilots fly exchanges with Malaysia and Pakistani pilots will be involved with this..

    Soo

    Awkward!
     
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    Not awkward at all if they're cool with it.....it happened with the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh air forces where both PAF and IAF personnel were present...
     
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    Hi,

    No other nation would be able to access the JF17's without Paf's permission---.
     
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  12. BRAVO_

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    such rumors are floating now for last many years but logically What perhaps could make the JF-17 particularly attractive to the RMAF is that its engine is also in use in the Mig-29 and for which the service already has repair and maintenance facilities in place. This would further reduce overall operational cost of the new aircraft for the cash-strapped Malaysian military.
     
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    Malaysia will phase out Mig29.
    India has been planning to get them in order to upgrade to UPG standard.
     
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    A very sensible buy for the malaysians if they go for it. They can get much larger number of a very capable plane for their money compared to any other aircraft they might choose. Sadly, I personally think they will not.
     
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  15. Oscar

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    In those cases the host nations werent operating platforms that form the core of the adversaries capabilities and are part of praticed opsec.

    F-7s are well known by India.
     
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