JF-17 Block-III: What we know so far

JF-17 Block 3 First Prototype
  • JF-17 Block-III first flew on 15th December, 2019.
  • Air-cooled KLJ-7A active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar has been selected. A generational upgrade over the current pulse-doppler radar.
  • A new wide holographic heads up display (HUD) is clearly visible in cockpit
  • New IIR based MAWS
  • Upgraded Electronic warfare suits
  • Airframe design remains the same however with minor adjustments in positioning to various senors
  • Three axis-fly-by-wire system, replacing the hybrid system in earlier blocks.
  • PAF is expected to procure 50 Block-IIIs
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