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Mar 24, 2020
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You have summed it up nicely.

Contribution of Pakistan in development of JF-17 is not known to anyone because there is none. China did the entire work and passed on the know how to make few fuselage parts to PAC. Most of the other stuff came from China. Pakistan assembled and painted it at a good rate per year and declared itself master of aircraft development.
For some reason China allowed the usage of word JOINT which has resulted in daydreaming regarding the capabilities of Pakistan in developing an aircraft. Daydreaming has its limits though.

Does PAC have any capability to undertake any such developmental work from scratch? The answer is none whatsoever.

Of late joint marketing is being claimed as a proof of Pakistan’s contribution to the project. Without any other aspect known about their contribution to JF-17, they think that this joint marketing story would fool the world and they would somehow become a powerhouse of aircraft tech. Funny world this is.

Intriguing part is the posse of fanboys who have been posting pictures of an aircraft picture painted on tail of a cargo aircraft of PAF as proof of substantial work being done towards AZM. They have learnt good painting job from JF-17 and have started believing that this painting capability would get them AZM too.

These fanboys would never understand the ecosystem that has come up along with Tejas. The reason is that they don’t want to and their sole aim is trolling.

Good luck to them with the tail art of AZM. Because that’s what they are capable of. Painting something and then claiming it to be their own work.
Self delusion is a strong drug.

They can live on in their fantasy world where Pakistan can build a 3rd gen jet on it's own, leave alone a 5th gen fighter. These forums and their fantasy, feel good world has no influence on what goes on outside, in the real world. I emphasize the same thing again and again.

Ahmet Pasha

May 23, 2017
United States
Yahoo News
India, US Close To Signing $700 Million Deal To Acquire 100 'GE 404' Engines For Tejas Mk1A Fighter Jets
Swarajya Staff
14 July 2021, 5:50 am

In what would signify further deepening of defence ties between India and the United States (US), the former is set to sign a deal to acquire 100 fighter jet engines worth $700 million from US-based General Electric (GE), reports Economic Times.
The procured GE 404 engines will be used to power the Mk 1A version of the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. The said engine is already being used to power the Mk1 version of the LCA Tejas which is in service with the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Earlier in February, India had formally signed a Rs 48,000 crore contract to acquire indigenous LCA Tejas Mk1A fighter jets with the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
India and the US are said to have almost completed the negotiations and all issues related to the supply are said to have been sorted out.
Once inked, the engagement would mark the biggest India-US defence deal since February 2020 when India had placed orders to procure MH-60 Sikorsky Romeo multi-role helicopters and Apache attack choppers during a visit by the then-president Donald Trump.
When are you guys going to buy the trucks to go along with these??

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