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This below is one example of a JF-17 Block II - here some foreign AF customers are being shown the production process - presumably as a sales exercise. Good Going Pakistan!

 

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More images from the Block II production line.



I have one question - what is the big difference between Blocks I and II? Doesn't look like a big difference on the outside (like conformal tanks a la F-16)...
 

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Avionics, integrates all guided munitions, IFR, upgraded radar etc.
Radar I believe is locally license-built FIAR Grifo?

I did see some conformal fuel tanks on an illustration sometime back - so they may be in the offing yet. Maybe Block III.

Designed in proper manner - conformal tanks can actually add stealth characteristics in addition to adding range and endurance.
 

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Radar I believe is locally license-built FIAR Grifo?

I did see some conformal fuel tanks on an illustration sometime back - so they may be in the offing yet. Maybe Block III.

Designed in proper manner - conformal tanks can actually add stealth characteristics in addition to adding range and endurance.
KLJ-7VII
 

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Radar I believe is locally license-built FIAR Grifo?

I did see some conformal fuel tanks on an illustration sometime back - so they may be in the offing yet. Maybe Block III.

Designed in proper manner - conformal tanks can actually add stealth characteristics in addition to adding range and endurance.
J-7PGs use Griffos..




JF-17 use KLJ7V2:
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BLK III will use a European or Chinese AESA.
 

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Not Grifo but KLJ 7
J-7PGs use Griffos..

JF-17 use KLJ7V2:
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BLK III will use a European or Chinese AESA.
Thanks Very Much Brothers :-)

This is what Janes' had to say about the KLJ-7, but this about eight years ago.


KLJ-7/10 Fire Control Radar (FCR) (China), Airborne radar systems


Type
Airborne Fire Control Radar (FCR).

Description
The KLJ-7 Fire Control Radar (FCR), also referred to as Type 1478, employs a mechanically-scanned, phased-array antenna and is the main radar set for the Chengdu Aircraft Industries/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex FC-1/JF-17 fighter aircraft. A derivative of the KLJ-7, and likely employing a larger diameter array, the KLJ-10/J-10A, is believed to have been installed in the Chengdu J-10 fighter aircraft.In terms of development, the J-7 is reportedly similar in basic design to Phazotron N010 Zhuk family of radars; both Phazotron NIIR and rival radar house NIIP have worked closely in the past with Chinese radar design bureaux and provided technical assistance as well as operational models of Russia-made radar sets that were used as benchmarks in the process of Chinese firms developing their own designs. Nanjing have also reportedly drawn on the Galileo Avionica/Finmeccanica Grifo and the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta-2032 in developing their own radar designs. While the basic configuration of the J-7 may be similar to that of the Zhuk family, Nanjing utilises Chinese-made electronic components, multi-layered circuit boards, etc.The J-7 has multiple modes, both Beyond Visual Range (BVR) and close-in air-to-air modes, ground surveillance and a robust anti-jamming capability, according to Chinese sources. The radar can reportedly manage up to 40 targets, monitor up to 10 of them in Track-While-Scan (TWS) mode and can engage two targets simultaneously at BVR. The detection range for targets with an radar-cross section of up to 3 square metres is 75 km look-up, or 35 km in look-down mode.
 
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Thanks Very Much Brothers :-)

This is what Janes' had to say about the KLJ-7, but this about eight years ago.


KLJ-7/10 Fire Control Radar (FCR) (China), Airborne radar systems


Type
Airborne Fire Control Radar (FCR).

Description
The KLJ-7 Fire Control Radar (FCR), also referred to as Type 1478, employs a mechanically-scanned, phased-array antenna and is the main radar set for the Chengdu Aircraft Industries/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex FC-1/JF-17 fighter aircraft. A derivative of the KLJ-7, and likely employing a larger diameter array, the KLJ-10/J-10A, is believed to have been installed in the Chengdu J-10 fighter aircraft.In terms of development, the J-7 is reportedly similar in basic design to Phazotron N010 Zhuk family of radars; both Phazotron NIIR and rival radar house NIIP have worked closely in the past with Chinese radar design bureaux and provided technical assistance as well as operational models of Russia-made radar sets that were used as benchmarks in the process of Chinese firms developing their own designs. Nanjing have also reportedly drawn on the Galileo Avionica/Finmeccanica Grifo and the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta-2032 in developing their own radar designs. While the basic configuration of the J-7 may be similar to that of the Zhuk family, Nanjing utilises Chinese-made electronic components, multi-layered circuit boards, etc.The J-7 has multiple modes, both Beyond Visual Range (BVR) and close-in air-to-air modes, ground surveillance and a robust anti-jamming capability, according to Chinese sources. The radar can reportedly manage up to 40 targets, monitor up to 10 of them in Track-While-Scan (TWS) mode and can engage two targets simultaneously at BVR. The detection range for targets with an radar-cross section of up to 3 square metres is 75 km look-up, or 35 km in look-down mode.
Old stats of KLJ 7:

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KLJ 7(V)2

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Range:
Look-up: >75 km (for RCS of 3 m2) (V1)[1] or
130 km for RCS of 5 m2 (V1), or
110 km (for RCS of 3 m2) (V2), or
140-150 km for RCS of 5 m2 (V2)
Look-down: >35 km (for RCS of 3 m2) (V1)[1]
Total targets tracked: 10 in TWS (Track-While-Scan) mode (V1)
 

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Well this is a bit related, Taiwanese TV Reporter wanted to take a closer look at JF-17 demonstrator at Paris Airshow, but Mainland China officials came in and shoo'ed him away.

 

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