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Twin-Seater JF-17B’s second prototype takes off

The second prototype of the twin-seater JF-17B has taken off as per the photos on various Chinese internet sources. JF-17B has several major design changes compared to the original JF-17. The most obvious change has been the tandem seats, primarily … Continue reading

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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). … Continue reading

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JF-17b dual seat aircraft to be ready by April 2017: PAF

Pakistan and China have started the prototype production of JF-17b dual seater. This was announced at a ceremony in Chendgu Aerospace corporation, China. Pakistan Airforce’s Air Marshall Muhammad Iqbal mentioned that the dual-seat aircraft would add great value to the … Continue reading

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PAF seeks Thales DAMOCLES – Multifunction Targeting Pod For JF-17 Aircraft

Pakistan Air Force second-in-command Muhammad Ashfaque Arain told Reuters in an interview that his visit to Paris was partly aimed at discussing from French officials the prospects of acquiring the Damocles targeting pods for JF-17s. This was in context of the fact the Pakistan continues to … Continue reading

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JF-17 wins first export order!

AIR Commodore Khalid Mahmood of PAF, dealing in sales and marketing stated JF-17 has won its first export order. “A contract has been signed with an Asian country”.  He did not share further details due to client sensitivities and security … Continue reading

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