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  • Production of three JF-17 Thunder fighters for the Nigerian Air Force is completed
    Production of three JF-17 Thunder fighters for the Nigerian Air Force is completed 15 September 2020
    Pakistani state-owned Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has completed production of three JF-17 Block.2 Thunder fighters for the Nigerian Air Force. Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra completed the first three aircraft of Nigeria deal, NAF-720, NAF-721 and NAF-722. Nigeria is going to pay USD 36 million as partial payment for the three aircraft. The payment will also cover support equipment and spares. This makes Nigeria the first buyer of the type to be officiall...
  • Ukraine may Buy JF-17 Block 3
    Ukraine may Buy JF-17 Block 3 3 May 2020
    Ukraine may be the new buyer of JF-17 Block 3, a modernized version of the JF-17 fighter jet jointly developed by China and Pakistan. In March, a delegation from the Ukrainian Air Force (UAF) visited the Pakistani Aviation Complex Kamra. The UAF met with Saab in 2014 to buy fighter jets, but no conclusions were reached. Kiev, which is considering the F-16, may have changed its direction due to budget constraints. Speaking to Defenseworld.net, a source stated that JF-17 Block 3 can be purchase...
  • Nigeria to take delivery of 3 JF-17s in November
    Nigeria to take delivery of 3 JF-17s in November 4 March 2020
    The head of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Chief Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has revealed that three JF-17s that the country ordered will arrive home in November this year. Abubakar recalled that 22 platforms were inducted into the NAF since 2015. NAF is in the process of acquiring the JF-17 Thunder aircraft and the Super Tucano (A-29) light attack aircraft. “The JF-17 is due to arrive in November 2020 while the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft is expected to be inducted into service...
  • Russian Day at Eurasia Airshow
    Russian Day at Eurasia Airshow 30 January 2020
    Aiming to build the Eurasian market within the framework of Turkey, Eurasia Airshow will be held in Antalya this year. Hakan Kurt, Eurasia Airshow Senior Manager, said that Russia is the biggest participant of this year's fair and added, “We will make the third day of our fair ‘Russian Day’”. Kurt announces that the request came from Russian authorities. Kurt also said that Pakistan, which was not a participant last year, will be at the forefront by taking its plac...
  • Upgraded JF-17 Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight
    Upgraded JF-17 Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight 5 January 2020
    The first images of the JF-17 Block 3 ‘4+ generation’ fighter were unveiled on December 28th, with a prototype shown taxiing on a factory runway in China before taking its first flight. The fighter represents the fourth variant of the JF-17, a fighter jointly developed by China and Pakistan from the early 2000s which saw its first flight in august 2003. The JF-17 was designed exclusively for export and does not serve in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, although over 100...
  • Eagles got the Situation Under Control in Anatolia 9 August 2019
    The Turkish Air Force, which suffered the most losses during the July 15 process and therefore underwent a rapid recovery with the support of its former members, continues to establish its deterrence by increasing the level of preparation for the war. One of the most important trainings for this purpose, the Anatolian Eagle Exercise, was carried out successfully between 17-28 June 2019 in its usual home in Konya. The Anatolian Eagle Exercise performed at Konya 3rd Main Jet Base...
  • AESA Radar for JF-17 Block 3
    AESA Radar for JF-17 Block 3 12 March 2019
    The development and production of the JF-17 Block 3 leads towards Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar is next step. Yang Wei, a Chinese legislator and chief designer of the China-Pakistan co-developed fighter jet, said, "all related work is being carried out," at a Thursday press conference featuring Chinese legislators and political advisers in aviation, China Aviation News reported Friday. The third block will see the JF-17's informative warfare capabili...
  • Washington To Investigate If Pakistan Used F-16 Against India
    Washington To Investigate If Pakistan Used F-16 Against India 4 March 2019
    The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said on Mar. 3 that it is investigating if Pakistan had used the F-16 fighter to shoot down a Indian MiG-21, potentially in violation of U.S. agreements, as the stand-off between the nuclear-armed Asian neighbours appeared to be easing. “We are aware of these reports and are seeking more information,” a U.S. Embassy spokesperson said. “We take all allegations of misuse of defence articles very seriously.” A Pakistan mil...
  • New JF-17s On the Way
    New JF-17s On the Way 7 January 2019
      Opposition continues on the India’s Rafale procurement. Pakistan has started negotiations with China for the procurement of JF-17 Block 3 aircraft.     The Islamabad government, which wants to turn in favor of the Rafale debate in India, wants to keep his hand on the fast track. In this context, it was announced that negotiations with Beijing were started for 62 additional JF-17 before the Indian Rafale's arrivement. In an Ind...
  • AESA Radar Support to JF-17
    AESA Radar Support to JF-17 28 March 2018
    JF-17 fighter aircraft is to get a Chinese-developed active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to boost its export prospects. The KLJ-7A AESA radar developed by the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology (NRIET) will be installed on the single-engined type, which is operated by the Pakistan Air Force.  The radar is capable of tracking and engaging multiple targets simultaneously and features a jamming-resistant capability. This addi...
  • ASELSAN's ASELPOD Seen on Pakistani JF-17
    ASELSAN's ASELPOD Seen on Pakistani JF-17 22 March 2018
    ASELSAN's ASELPOD was seen on JF-17 before Pakistan's Military Day celebrations to be held tomorrow. defencedotpk, a popular Twitter account in Pakistan's defence field, has released an image of the Pakistan Air Force's JF-17 flying with the ASELSAN ASELPOD Targeting pod. In the Twitter post, ASELPOD was declared operational. The same pod appeared with the same visual in Turkish media with "tests started" statement. the Pakistan Air Force has...
  • Pakistan, Pleased With JF-17 Live-fire Tests
    Pakistan, Pleased With JF-17 Live-fire Tests 5 February 2018
    Pakistan has completed live firing exercise of a missile from the indigenously built JF-17 Thunder fighter jet at Sonmiani Firing Range and shot down a slow speed target with BVR (Beyond Visual Range) and IR (Infrared) air-to-air missile with pinpoint accuracy at the range near Karachi, the Pakistan Air Force said on Friday. The JF-17 aircraft was inducted into the Pakistani Air Force in 2007 and its five squadrons have been raised so far. The live demonstration was a pote...
  • 2nd JF-17B Prototype Began Flight Tests
    2nd JF-17B Prototype Began Flight Tests 13 December 2017
    The second prototype of JF-17 Thunder’s twin-seat variant JF-17B is undergoing flight tests in China. Developed jointly by China and Pakistan to meet the training aircraft with attack capability needs of export customers, JF-17B made its first test flight on 27 April 2017.  Three JF-17B prototypes are under production, two of which will join the PAF.
  • The Maiden Flight of JF-17B Successful
    The Maiden Flight of JF-17B Successful 27 April 2017
    The dual-seat variant of the JF-17, the JF-17B prototype, has successfully carried out its maiden test flight on April 27 in China. Developed jointly by developed by China and Pakistan, JF-17B was primarily developed in response to export customer requirements for a combat-capable trainer variant. The nose of the aircraft was enlarged to accommodate an active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar, which will be a core subsystem of JF-17 Block-III.&n...
  • Thunder Roared In Pakistan
    Thunder Roared In Pakistan 19 February 2017
    The Pakistani Air Force received 16 additional JF-17 Thunder fighters during a ceremony held at Kamra Airbase on Thursday. The aircraft was jointly developed with China and manufactured in Pakistan. The new aircraft will join the 14-Squadron of Pakistan Air Force, who already operates 70 Thunders in its fleet. Pakistan plans to induct a total of 150 JF-17s.
  • Pakistan Confirmed the Number
    Pakistan Confirmed the Number 19 December 2016
    Pakistan’s National Assembly Standing Committee on Defense Production confirmed on 7 December that the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) currently operates 70 JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft,  developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. PAF plans to purchase 150 JF-17s in total. The JF-17 Thunder is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft, developed to replace PAF’s Dassault Mirage III/5 fighter jets...
  • 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 co...
  • Pakistan to get 250 JF-17 Thunders
    Pakistan to get 250 JF-17 Thunders 27 November 2016
    According to Pakistan local media Express Tribune, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) officials have told that the PAF is committed to procuring a total of 250 JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighters. The PAF is officially committed to 150 JF-17s across three production(Block-I, Block-II, and Block-III).  blocks.  The JF-17 Block-III will be configured with an active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar, helmet-mounted display and sight (HMD/S), and improved electronic warfare (EW) a...
  • Emergency Drill in Pakistan
    Emergency Drill in Pakistan 27 September 2016
    Pakistan initiated emergency take-off and landing practices for its fighter jets. Upon the Pakistan Air Force’s order on 22 September, country's 375 km-long Lahore-Islamabad-Peshawar motorway has closed to enable the force’s fighter jets conduct emergency take-off and landing exercises in case the country’s airports be destroyed in a war. The exercise was declared to be a part of ‘High Mark’ drill and the participant aircrafts were JF-17 Thunders, F-16s and M...
  • First Exportation of JF-17 Already Realized
    First Exportation of JF-17 Already Realized 19 September 2016
    The news of exportation of Pakistan-China joint production JF-17 fighter aircraft to Nigeria disclosed a sales left in the dark for long. Officials who announced the agreement between Pakistan and Nigeria, cleared up the sales of the same aircraft from China to Myanmar. The news of 10 JF-17 fighters sales to Myanmar had reflected in the press at the beginning of this year but both countries remained silent on this particular subject. As Pakistani officials also avoid commenting, it ...
  • Nigeria Chose JF-17 Thunder
    Nigeria Chose JF-17 Thunder 19 September 2016
    Nigeria is to acquire JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter jets. Pakistan's Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) has announced during the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition that a memorandum of understanding was signed and contract was expected to be finalised by November. The number of the fighter aircraft to be purchased is yet unknown. JF-17 is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and Chengdu Ai...
  • Production of JF-17B Dual Seat Aircraft Launched 30 April 2016
    Pakistan and China jointly launched the manufacturing of first prototype of JF-17B (Dual Seat Combat Fighter Aircraft) at an induction ceremony held in Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC) Chengdu, China. JF-17B dual seat aircraft is likely to make its maiden flight by the end of this year. The aircraft would be formally inducted in PAF by April, 2017.
  • Did Sri Lanka give up from JF-17? I 23 April 2016
    Indian Media claimed that Sri Lanka has rejected  Pakistan's JF-17 and shows interest in India's LCA. According to Indian media Sri Lanka has expressed interest in purchasing India’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas and had recently rejected Pakistan’s JF-17 aircraft. Sri Lanka was announced to be the first international customer of JF-17s.
  • Malaysia denies JF-17 purchase news 22 April 2016
     Malaysia's defence minister stated that his country is not considering purchasing JF-17s even though In December 2015 Malaysia's high commissioner to Pakistan said Malaysia was considering purchasing the JF-17 and might make a decision "very soon".  Fallowing fist sale news some additional news had appeared on international media criticizing airplane for structural faults or engine performance.
  • Sri Lanka to be first customer of Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder Aircraft 6 January 2016
    Sri Lanka may become first customer of JF-17 Thunder aircraft the joint production of Pakistan and China. Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed an agreement during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit on Tuesday. Pakistan may sell eight multi-role fighter aircraft to Sri Lanka. Several countries have already been reported as possible buyers of the Chinese / Pakistani JF-17 fighter but Sri Lanka may be the first to sign firm order.