Pakistan, Turkey and the Middle East and African countries said the prospective purchasers Xiaolong
Pakistan Air Force fighter Xiaolong Farnborough Air Show in England on static display
20, the U.S. Defense World website reported that Pakistan’s surprise at Vandenberg Air Show demonstrated the JF-17″ Lightning “fighter, this partner may make it play off China’s Chengdu Aircraft Corporation – view of Islamabad close to the Gulf countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Islamic world, other countries, so this will be JF -17JF-17 fighters looking for a great opportunity for international buyers.
JF-17 fighter is a multi-purpose fighter, the F-16 can emulate or “Gripen” fighter, the world’s several other light aircraft. Report said that, JF-17 fighters by the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation and Pakistan jointly developed by the aerospace group, in China’s Chengdu Aircraft Corporation FC-1 “Fierce Dragon” fighter for the R & D infrastructure, which is based in the Russian-made Su-27 on R & D came.
reported that although the Pakistan only in the static display at Vandenberg JF-17 fighter, but it still attracted the attention of the international aviation industry. According to informed sources, Pakistan aircraft at Vandenberg show the reasons for which the seller is to stimulate international development assistance to Pakistan to further the interest of FJ-17 fighters, so that potential customers with compatible with existing aircraft.
Pakistan has begun mass production of this type of aircraft, and plans to build 250 for the Air Force. Earlier, the U.S. company Lockheed Martin has signed with Pakistan, the latter providing the F-16 fighter contract, but after the U.S. government refused to deliver the aircraft in Pakistan. Since then, Pakistan, he turned his glance turned to China to seek joint production in Pakistan with the unique specifications of the FC-1 fighters, and which planes will therefore be re-named JF-17 fighter.
however, including the critical systems and subsystems, avionics, and other key body parts, Pakistan needs to import from China. Reported that Pakistan and China there is no way of knowing the specific transaction, but if the export, which should benefit from the provision of spare parts.
However, some analysts believe, JF-17 fighter is just a construction of the assembly process, because the fighters are mainly semi-CKD parts arrived in Pakistan way.
Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper quoted an unnamed Pakistani official as saying the aerospace group, Turkey and some Middle Eastern and African countries interested in procurement of JF-17 fighter. Allegedly, the official said, the first JF-17 fighter squadron has been formed, the second JF-17 squadron will enter service by year’s end. (Compiled: Spring)
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