Okay Smartypants, by your logic US Lockheed Martin developed a 2nd rate platform in the form of F-16 Block 60 version and exported it to UAE only as USAF or USN hasn't inducted the current said platform (as of yet)What is so different about JF-17 that China would not want to induct it ? Countries dp not make top notch combat aircraft and use it for export only. Those days are long gone. I realize it is hard to accept the JF-17 is 2nd rate platform. But all the evidence points to it.