Myanmar is in negotiations to licence-build JF-17 fighter


Myanmar is in advanced stages of negotiations to license-build the JF-17 aircrafts. Myanmar Airforce had already decided to purchase 16 JF-17 fighters in 2015.

Currently, the Chinese A-5s and F-7Ms fullfill the air combat role in Myanmar Airforce (MAF).  MAF would phase out these obselete fighters with the JF-17 Thunder. MAF is expected to received the Block II fighters later this year.  The country is currently negotiating to procude the Block III variant locally.

If the negotiations succeed, it would be a great leap forward for the local industry.

Source: Janes



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