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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.


27 February 2015 | ACC

Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into 'Backup Status'

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27 February 2015 | Flight Global

Russia funds tanker conversion for Il-96 freighters

​Russia’s United Aircraft has approved a plan to produce two aerial refuelling tankers, based on the Ilyushin Il-96, for the country’s armed forces.

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26 February 2015 | IHS Jane's

IDEX 2015: Italy orders Piaggio HammerHead UAV

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25 February 2015 | RAF

Red Arrows display team unveil new Union flag design on jets

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25 February 2015 | RUaviation

Su-25SM3 strike-fighter is being prepared for flight testing

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24 February 2015 | Flight Global

AVALON: RAAF upbeat on Wedgetail reliability

The Royal Australian Air Force says recent operational experience operating the Boeing E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft has established the platform's effectiveness.

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24 February 2015 | Flight Global

HammerHead UAV prototype makes maiden flight

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23 February 2015 | Flight Global

Germany outlines fixes for grounded NH90s

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23 February 2015 | Flight Global

Israel signs for next batch of F-35 'Adir' fighters

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23 February 2015 | BAE Systems

Further Capability For Typhoon Unveiled

£165 million contract to deliver further enhancements to the Eurofighter Typhoon has been signed at IDEX 2015, Abu Dhabi. Under what is known as the ‘Phase 3 Enhancements Package’ (P3E), the contract will see the jet receive upgrades including improvements to the maintenance and mission systems and the integration of the MBDA Brimstone 2 precision missile.

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