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Pakistan Air Force prepares for arrival of final Block II JF-17 and JF-17B fighter aircraft

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  1. Meliodas

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    The final three Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) JF-17 Thunder Block II multirole combat aircraft are set to be delivered to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) by late June, the service has told Jane's .

    The aircraft are part of an order placed by the PAF in late 2017 for an additional 12 platforms that are currently on the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (AMF) final assembly line at PAC Kamra. AMF has built more than 100 JF-17s since the first JF-17 (serialled 09-111) was rolled out in November 2009.

    Production of the Block III variant is expected to begin later this year PAF Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan told Jane's, adding that the service "will make a decision on one of the two new Chinese AESA [airborne electronically scanned-array] radars we are currently evaluating for these aircraft". He noted that, although supportability and cost will be factors in the decision, the service hopes to have the aircraft operating with the new radar by March 2020.

    The Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology's KLJ-7A radar is being marketed by China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) with air-cooling and liquid-cooling options. The second contender is Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI), which offers an air-cooling AESA radar known as the LKF601E.

    Meanwhile, the Aircraft Repair Factory (ARF) at PAC Kamra recently completed its first 1,000th hour inspection on the first JF-17. This comes after PAC Kamra and China's Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAC), which co-developed the fighter, worked on two JF-17s each to develop the working procedures.

    https://www.janes.com/article/88534...al-block-ii-jf-17-and-jf-17b-fighter-aircraft
     
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  2. Meliodas

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    If anyone has Jane account pls share the rest of the article
     
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    I think these final 3 aircrafts are in lieu of 3 lost/crashed jf17s

    If anyone has subscribed to janes account,he is not supposed to share the article as Abhinandan was not supposed to tell you "that". Pay/ subscribe and read the full article.
     
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    i need clarification
    50 aircraft Block 1 (Original order)
    50 aircraft Block 2 (Original order)
    09 aircraft Block 2(Additional order)
    03 aircraft Block 2T(JF17B)

    correct me please
     
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    Man we will miss block2 assembly line
     
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    When 3 JFTs crashed? i am aware of only one.
     
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    ""On 14 November 2011, at Kamra air base, one PAF JF-17 crashed, killing the pilot. On 27 September 2016, one PAF JF-17 crashed into the Arabian sea, the pilot ejecting safely.""
    These are 2 incidents. Someone please share the details of 3rd incident (if happened)
     
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    Great ... with JF 17 block 3 , i hope we would be able to counter Rafales ...
     
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    What 3rd incident??
     
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    2nd one was not confirmed by PAF, it was just a rumor.
     
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    Not sure about the number of additional JF17 built..
     
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    One of the latest JF-17 Block II aircraft to come off the production line at PAC Kamra. Source: Alan Warnes
     
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    The assembly line would be redundant now!!
    Why don't they use it for export purposes. All those air forces not needing AESA radar can buy Block II from Pakistan.
    Are we going to get a new assembly line for Block III !!! Or use the same space, machines etc.!!
     
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    The same with some additions.
     
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    Pakistan should expand it. More space and more machines and equipment. We need to seriously go in to export of JF 17 III and II if some country need lower spec jets.
    Double the capacity so, one assembly line take cares of Pakistani orders and the other for Export orders.
     
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