Hi,Considering the performance upgrades that the latest JF-17 include, is China considering to induct it in its Air Force?
If all the inclusions are there as mentioned then it would be a potent platform and one of the best in this part of the world.
Potency is an issue but a secondary one---primary issue is does the size meet the geography / terrain that it is going to be used in---& the enemy that it is going to be used against.
Another issue is what the aircraft size projects---the mind game---.
The JF17 SIZE does not meet the criteria of the plaaf---but otoh---it satisfies the need of the Paf---. Smaller aircraft---low in maintenance cost---can have in larger numbers---carries a load towards lighter side of the spectrum.