I am fairly certain this is fake, because it makes no sense. The F-16s had the spine, because when they added two seats they didn't have any space for the electronics. So the modification was made to house them. This is clearly a single seater, so it makes no sense to have that spine. I think it's just a photoshopped image, nothing to get excited about. Also, that spine is WAY too big.
If it is real then Pakistan will probably be the operator. China already uses the J-16D.
It was a joke Deino my man.. I dont see anything there.In fact I am still suspicious it could be faked, but from all I read it seems indeed to be real!
Anyway, IMO it is strange since it ruins the elegant lines of the J-10, but operationally this does not count.
What I find strange is, that it still uses an AL-31FN and not the latest WS-10, so eventually it is not yet a fully fledged prototype, but a tested based on a modified J-10B.
Pardon … this is what this „lady“ misses in your eyes or what you see??
Really? IMO it is not an EW-variant like the J-16D - which in fact is a wrong designation and should be JD-16 - but just the fourth variant.
at least for now I see nothing that hints it for the PAF.