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Baku Will 'See' Via ASELSAN Tech on JF-17s

Baku Will 'See' Via ASELSAN Tech on JF-17s 30 November, 2016

Azerbaijan takes an interest in JF-17 Thunder, jointly developed by Pakistan-China and MFI-395 Super Mushshak primary training aircraft. Azerbaijan and Pakistan demonstrates their decision on developing cooperation in defence area in the air first. In October, Pakistan Preime Minister Navaz Şerif had made an official visit to Baku for three days. During this visit, he and Azerbaijan Head of State announced their agreement on joint production and training. Both parties signed this contract in November. Azerbaijan is exxpected to chose JF-17s in place of Mig-21s and Su-25s.

Turkey will contribute on JF-17s, that will replace Azerbaijan's Su-25s which are used in close air support missions. ASELSAN will equip 10 Pakistani JF-17s with ASELPOD Targeting Pod. If Azerbaijan choses Thunders, same pods will indirectly enter in Azerbaijan inventory.

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