Pakistan Airforce JF 17 Thunder

Pakistan Airforce JF 17 Thunder Role Multirole combat aircraft National origin China/Pakistan Manufacturer Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex First flight 25 August 2003 Introduction 12 March 2007 Status In service Primary user Pakistan Air Force Produced In China: June 2007 – present In Pakistan: January 2008 – present Number built 86+[1] Program cost US$500 million Unit cost Block 1: US$~25 million[citation needed] Block 2: US$ ~28 million[citation needed] Block 3: US$ ~32 million ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The PAC JF-17 Thunder (Urdu: جے ایف-١٧ گرج‎), or CAC FC-1 Xiaolong (Chinese: 枭龙; pinyin: Xiāo Lóng; literally: "Fierce Dragon"), is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. The JF-17 can be used for aerial reconnaissance, ground attack and aircraft interception. Its designation "JF-17" by Pakistan is short for "Joint Fighter-17", while the designation and name "FC-1 Xiaolong" by China means "Fighter China-1 Fierce Dragon". The JF-17 can deploy diverse ordnance, including air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and a 23 mm GSh-23-2 twin-barrel autocannon. Powered by a Guizhou WS-13 or Klimov RD-93 afterburning turbofan, it has a top speed of Mach 1.6.[2] The JF-17 is to become the backbone of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), complementing the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon whose performance it roughly matches, at half the cost.[3] The PAF inducted its first JF-17 squadron in February 2010 and as of December 2015, 49 JF-17 Thunder Aircraft were in service with 50 additional airframes ordered, of which 17 have been delivered.[4][5] The Pakistan Air Force plans to induct a twin-seater version for both enhanced operational capability and training, known as the JF-17B by 2017.[6][7] Preparations for a more advanced and technologically sophisticated block III version of the aircraft is underway and the AESA radar has been developed, the KLJ-7A which can track 15 targets and engage 4 targets simultaneously.[8] In 2015 Pakistan produced 16 JF-17's.[5] As of 2016, Pakistan is believed to have the production capacity to produce 25 JF-17 per year by itself, 58% of the aircraft parts are Pakistani and 42% Chinese/Russian-origin.[9] Since its induction in 2011, the JF-17 thunder has accumulated 19,000 hours of operational flight.[10] The JF-17 has seen active military service as it is used by the Pakistan Air Force to bomb militant positions in the War in North-West Pakistan,[11] using both unguided munitions and guided missiles for precision strike capability.[9] The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed[12] it is expecting delivery of JF-17 for use in military operations against militants in Northern Nigeria. As of December 2016, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex has manufactured 70 jets in the country for use by the Pakistan Air Force of block 1 types.[13][14] and 33 jets of block 2 types.[15] The Pakistan Air Force has made extensive plans for future upgrades, purchased target pods from Turkey to configure JF-17 for ground attack, the JF-17's BVR (beyond-visual-range) for upgrade configuration of maritime strike role through SD-10 and C-802 missiles.[16] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- pakistan, jf 17 thunder, jf-17 thunder, pakistan army, pakistan air force, jf 17 thunder video, jf 17 thunder, paf, jf 17 thunder wiki, jf 17 thunder fighter, jf 17 thunder block 2, jf 17 thunder block 3, jf 17 thunder fighter jet, jf 17 thunder price, jf 17 thunder air show, jf 17 thunder cockpit view, jf 17 thunder vs tejas, jf 17 thunder pakistan in action, jf 17 thunder block 4, defense, aviation, chengdu, military, pakistan aeronautical complex, china, paris air show, jf 17, thunder, india, china jf-17, pakistan fighter jet, mirage 2000, f-22, su-27, jet fighter, fighter jet, f-22 raptor, best fighter jet, f-16 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * SUBSCRIBE HERE: * Top Info Tube * Hello! Welcome To My Top Info Tube Youtube Video Channel. This Channel Is Based On Quick & Easy Top Info. So, I Will Upload And Share Different Top Info from around the world. To Get Latest Updates And Videos Please Hit That " Subscribe" Button And Don't Forget To Click On Like Button On My Videos. Thanks. * FOLLOW ME HERE : * FACEBOOK: * INSTAGRAM: * PINTEREST: * TWITTER :
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