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What about the news of Nigeria buying Yak-130 from Russia on a barter deal. I t was more cheaper and easy for Nigeria. But we never heard of any agreement with Russia. Yak-130 could only give them ground support and not Air cover like JF-17 thunder with BVR. I hope nawai waqt news have some basis.
 

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In these days of austerity they are likely to go for JF17s. There may be pressure from UK on Pakistan. Let's see what happens.
 

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The latest report (January 2015) indicated that one FC-1 prototype (#0213) was testing a new environmental control system for the high temperature/high humidity environment, presumably at the request of potential customers from Africa, South Asia or South America.
Any plane tested in Pakistan´s hot weather and Karachi´s humidity, can fly any where in world.
Perhaps some states need bit more luxury for their pilots, which we as supplier should engineer to the specs.
 

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Argentina and China are to form a working group to look at the possible introduction into Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA) service of a new Chinese fighter type, it was disclosed on 5 February.

The working group, which was discussed during a visit by between Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to Beijing from 2 to 5 February, will look at the possible transfer of a range of military equipment to Buenos Aries. Chief among this equipment is either the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) FC-1/JF-17 or the CAC J-10 fighter aircraft.

Ahead of any transfer of aircraft, the working group will examine means by which the FAA might integrate such aircraft into its inventory, and support them once in service. Argentina stands to receive 14 fighter aircraft should the proposed transfer go ahead, though no timelines have been revealed.

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For some years now, Argentina has been trying to replace its antiquated and increasingly unserviceable Dassault Mirage IIIEA, IAI Dagger, and McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk fighter fleets with a newer and more capable type.

News of the Argentine-Chinese working group comes weeks after it was reported that Russia had courted Argentina with the possible lease of Sukhoi Su-24 'Fencer' strike aircraft. While the UK Ministry of Defence took these reports seriously enough to review the defence of the Falkland Islands, the Su-24s would have no really operational utility for the FAA, and it would appear that any proposed transfer of such aircraft is likely the result of Russia playing political games with the UK over the continuing crisis in Ukraine.

Other, more realistic, options that have been touted over recent months include surplus Spanish Mirage F1s, Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) Kfirs, and Saab Gripen E/Fs. All of these appear to have stalled for either economic or political reasons (the proposed buy of the Gripen E/F was effectively vetoed by the UK, which manufactures many of the aircraft's systems).

The Chinese FC-1/JF-17 has also been previously touted as a possible option for the FAA, so it is interesting to see it once again mentioned with this latest Argentine-Chinese agreement. The J-10, however, has not been mentioned in relation to the FAA before.

First unveiled in 2006, the J-10 bears more than a passing resemblance to the 'Euro-canard' Gripen, Dassault Rafale, and Eurofighter Typhoon fighters (it has been claimed that the J-10 was actually developed from the Israeli Aerospace Industries Lavi, which was itself modelled from the Lockheed Martin F-16).

The single-seat, single-engined, fighter has a top speed of Mach 1.8 at altitude, a service ceiling of 55,000 ft, is cleared to +9/-3 g , has a radius-of-operation of 300 n miles (555 km; 345 miles), and a payload of 6,600 kg (14,550 lb) on 11 hardpoints. Weapons options include PL-8 (Python 3) or later air-to-air missiles (AAMs) such as PL-11 or PL-12; Vympel R-73 and R-77 AAMs; C-801 or C-802 air-to-surface missiles; YJ-8K (anti-ship) or YJ-9 (anti-radiation) missiles; and up to six 1,000 lb laser-guided or free-fall bombs. There is also an internally-mounted 23 mm cannon, and the provision for a Chinese-developed infrared/laser navigation and targeting pod.

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is believed to have a requirement for up to 300 J-10s, and its inclusion in the FAA's inventory would represent a significant capability boost for Argentina.

Argentina and China agree fighter aircraft working group - IHS Jane's 360
Beat me to it. Anyway looks like the export of JFT is starting to take some shape. These things take time which r forum members fail to understand.
 

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Pakistani officials also believe the defence agreement with Russia will ensure the continued supply of Russian components fitted to Chinese military hardware bought by Islamabad, notably the Klimov RD-93 engine that powers the Sino-Pakistani-manufactured JF-17 fighter.
 

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The cockpit looks nice. However, on the left, where the green Styrofoam or some material is visible, there should be a small panel covering it with the Grey paint so it looks more modern and these green things are hidden. The cockpit will all of a sudden look a lot more modern. The Green layers on the left don't look nice. Presentation is everything and that's what people are impressed with.
 

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The cockpit looks nice. However, on the left, where the green Styrofoam or some material is visible, there should be a small panel covering it with the Grey paint so it looks more modern and these green things are hidden. The cockpit will all of a sudden look a lot more modern. The Green layers on the left don't look nice. Presentation is everything and that's what people are impressed with.
Our folks ain't that good in these things compared to your
 

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From inception to conception it has been PAF that has been n still is in the "lead" regarding the development of the thunder. Any body having any doubts needs to listen to the above interview of AirMarshal Shahid Lalif, its first project director.
 
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