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Know about JF 17 Thunder Fighter Aircraft Developed by China and Pakistan China Agreed to give 50 JF 17 to Pakistan

Know about JF 17 Thunder Fighter Aircraft Developed by
China and Pakistan China Agreed to give 50 JF 17 to Pakistan

China will give 50 JF-17 aircrafts to Pakistan on emergency basis

China also offered a 70 million RMB grant for flood reconstruction and a 100 million RMB soft term loan to Pakistan.

China and Pakistan have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a stealth version of a light-weight fighter aircraft

JF-17 Thunder is an advanced, light-weight, all weather, day / night multi-role fighter aircraft

The JF-17 aircraft has been formally inducted in Pakistan Air Force by replacing A-5 aircraft of No 26 Squadron.

The aircraft has already participated in Farnborough Airshow in UK and Zhuhai Airshow in China in 2010.

Pakistan Air Force has a confirmed order for 150 JF-17's, which may increase to 250 aircraft.

Pakistan Air Force has plan and aim to induct 250 JF 17 Fighter aircrafts by 2015 to replace all Chengdu F-7, Nanchang A-5, Dassault Mirage III and Mirage 5 combat aircraft.

JF 17 is a light-weight, single engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by the Chengdu Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAC) of China, the Pakistan Air Force and the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC).

Pakistan named the fighter aircraft as "JF-17 Thunder" which is short for "Joint Fighter 17".

China named JF 17 fighter aircraft as FC-1 Xiaolong which is short for "Fighter China-1".
CAC FC-1 Xiaolong in English it means Fierce Dragon.

In 1995, memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Pakistan and China for joint design and development of a new fighter plane.

In 1999 Pakistan and China signed the contract to jointly develop the FC-1 / Super 7.
In June 1999 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited china and China and Pakistan signed the contract to co-develop and produce the Chengdu FC-1/Super 7.

In 2003 the maiden test flight of the first prototype took place in China.
Then Pakistan changed the name Super 7 to JF 17.
Again in year 2006 the fighter aircraft was tested.

The first JF-17 prototype aircraft (called FC-1) was rolled out in May 2003.
It made its first flight in August 2003.
Later on, two more prototype aircraft were added for basic structure, flight qualities, performance and engine flight testing while two prototype aircraft were involved in comprehensive avionics flight testing.
The basic flight testing was completed in 2007

First time in year 2007 JF 17 aircraft's first public aerial display took place in Islamabad.

2009 - Two serial production aircraft were delivered from China to Pakistan Air Force.
23 November 2009 - the first Pakistani-manufactured aircraft was delivered to the PAF

18 February 2010 –
14 fighter planes JF 17 Aircraft
The first JF-17 squadron, No. 26 Black Spiders, was officially inducted into the PAF fighter fleet

The JF-17 was displayed internationally for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow 2010 where two aircraft of the No. 26 Black Spiders Squadron were put on display alongside a Chinese weapons package.

The JF-17 is powered by a single Russian Klimov RD-93 turbofan engine, which is a variant of the RD-33 engine used on the Mig-29 fighter.

Features of a JF-17 Thunder of the Pakistan Air Force
1.Role -Multirole combat aircraft
2.National origin -Islamic Republic of Pakistan and People's Republic of China
3.Manufacturer Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex
4.Maximum speed: Mach 1.8 (1,191 knots, 2,205 km/h)
5.Night vision goggles (NVG) compatible glass cockpit
6.Helmet Mounted Sights/Display (HMS/D)
7.Infra-Red Search and Track (IRST)
8.First flight - 25 August 2003
9.Introduction - 12 March 2007
10.Status Operational with the Pakistan Air Force as of 18 February 2010

11.Produced - In China: June 2007–present and In Pakistan: January 2008–prese
12.Program cost - US$ 500 million
13.Unit cost - US$ 15 million (estimated)

JF-17 Thunder of the Pakistan Air Force and Weapons –

JF-17 can be armed with up to 3,629 kg (8,000 lb) of air-to-air and air-to-ground ordnance

Externally aircraft has 7 hardpoints. In simple terms I will say on 7 different locations the different type of weapons will be fitted.One hardpoint is located under the fuselage between the main landing gear and two are underneath each wing and one at each wing-tip

Internal armament comprises one 23 mm GSh-23-2 twin-barrel cannon mounted under the port side air intake, which can be replaced with a 30 mm GSh-30-2 twin-barrel cannon.

Guns: 1× 23 mm GSh-23-2 twin-barrel cannon (can be replaced with 30 mm GSh-30-2)

Rockets: 57 mm, 90 mm unguided rocket pods

Air-to-air missiles: [a] Short range: AIM-9L/M, PL-5E, PL-9C and Beyond visual range: PL-12 / SD-10

Air-to-surface missiles: Anti-radiation missiles : MAR-1 and Anti-ship missiles: AM-39 Exocet and Cruise missiles: Ra'ad ALCM

Unguided bombs: Mk-82, Mk-84 general purpose bombs and Matra Durandal anti-runway bomb and CBU-100/Mk-20 Rockeye anti-armour cluster bomb

Precision guided munitions (PGM): GBU-10, GBU-12, LT-2 laser-guided bombs and H-2, H-4 electro-optically guided, LS-6 satellite-guided glide bombs and Satellite-guided bombs

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