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Pakistan Completes Production of First Batch of JF-17B Fighter Aircraft

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  1. undercover JIX

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    Pakistan Completes Production of First Batch of JF-17B Fighter Aircraft


    Pakistan reportedly built the first batch of eight JF-17Bs in just five months.

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    By Franz-Stefan Gady
    January 10, 2020
    Fakhr-e-Alam via Twitter
    conduced in February 2019 against the Indian Air Force (IAF). Pakistan at the time claimed that IAF fighters were engaged with beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles (BVRAAM) fired from a JF-17 Block II. One Indian Mig-21 was shot down and the pilot captured.

    The JF-17B aircraft will be available in an attack and trainer variant. The first prototype of the twin-seater was reportedly completed in late 2016 and made its maiden flight in April 2017. The aircraft has a deeper dorsal spine and an added fuel capacity in comparison to other one-seat JF-17 variants.

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    In addition to the eight aircraft rolled out in late December, the PAF expects to receive a further 14 JF-Bs in 2020 and four more in 2021, according to the chairman of the PAC.

    Another variant of the aircraft, the JF-17 Block III, conducted its maiden flight on December 15 of last year.

    Notably, while JF-17 Block I and II variants are reportedly powered by a Chinese license-built Klimov RD-93MA turbofan engine, the Block III version is expected to receive the RD-93MA or Chinese WS-13 engine. As I explained elsewhere:

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    F-17 Block III fighters will apparently receive a new electronic warfare system, upgraded avionics including a three-axis fly-by-wire digital flight control system, a helmet-mounted display and sight system, and Pakistan’s first Chinese-made active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system. Two such radar systems are currently under evaluation, according to the PAF Air Chief: the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology’s KLJ-7A radar and the Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute’s (LETRI) LKF601E.

    Another contester reportedly is Leonardo’s Grifo-E AESA radar system. The PAF will reportedly procure at least 50 JF-17 Block IIIs by 2024.

    https://thediplomat.com/2020/01/pak...on-of-first-batch-of-jf-17b-fighter-aircraft/
     
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  2. Pakistan Ka Beta

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    i want to see 18 in one line . not 8 :disagree:
     
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    Wrong only RD 93

    Its not confirm yet
     
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