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23 Mar 2007

JF-17 Arrived in Pakistan

Two series production Chengdu JF-17 Thunder aircraft were airfreighted to Pakistan on March 2, 2007. The pair made a public appearance in Pakistan at the Armed Forces Parade on March 23.

The first aircraft, serialled 07-101, was painted in a special colour scheme of the Chinese and Pakistan flags to reflect the collaboration on the project. The second aircraft wore a two-tone grey scheme.

According to Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, nine JF-17s will be delivered to Pakistan this year: eight series produced aircraft and one prototype. All aircraft are batch one aircraft with Chinese avionics, including the Chinese Nanjing KLJ-7 radar.

Pakistan's requirement might grow up to 250 aircraft of the type.


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