Is buying J-31 making more sense? I have an alternative proposal and wanted to gauge interest / check logic here from senior members. Would it make sense to acquire J-10CE production line and build 100-150 jets under the brand of JF-17 block 4 with delta wings? (speaking long term here, not next year). The same line can later be used for maintenance / upgrades / rebuild and stealthy options from J-31 can start to be introduced to build expertise and industry on certain components and tech.
The same production line can later be enhanced to produce a stealthy version of the 5th gen J-10-JXX when we get to that stage by rebranding project AZM using J-31 or J-20's tech. This would save a lot of national expenditure and we'd have in-house capacity for building / maintaining our fleet of our top line jets.
???? why would you call a j-10 line, jf-17 block 4???? those are entirely different planes
inducting a line isnt impossible or anything, just weird you would call it that.
and you cant just use the same line to make stuff for an entirely different jet.
and no, you are not "enhancing" a j-10 line to make 5th gen later, it would be a new line
lastly this would cost a boat load of money that pakistan does not have, and no china isn't going to gift you j-20 tech or j-35 line.