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16 December 2018 | Flight Global

​VIDEO: JF-17 breaks cover at Myanmar air force party

The Chengdu/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 Thunder has appeared at a celebration to mark the 71st anniversary of Myanmar s air force.

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13 June 2017 | IHS Jane's

Images show Myanmar Air Force JF-17/FC-1 conducting flight tests in China

Images have emerged on Chinese online forums showing what appears to be one of the first Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder/FC-1 Xiaolong multirole combat aircraft on order for the Myanmar Air Force (MAF) conducting test flights in China.

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29 April 2016 | Flight Global

​Two-seat variant of JF-17 to fly by end-2016

A two-seat variant of the Chengdu/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 Thunder fighter is under development, with a first flight planned for late 2016.

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16 March 2015 | IHS Jane's

Block 2 JF-17 makes first flight ahead of Block 3 improvements

The first Block 2 JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft made its maiden flight from the Pakistan Aeronautical Company (PAC) facility at Kamra on 9 February. The aircraft (serial number 2P01) made three more successful flights before being taken to the paint shop in mid-February. The test flights came as a

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4 March 2015 | IHS Jane's

Bulgaria to be offered JF-17 fighter by Pakistan

Bulgaria is to be offered the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft, according to national media reports. The single-seat, single-engined fighter is to be offered by Pakistan as an alternative to the several Western aircraft

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22 October 2014 | IHS Jane's

Images show JF-17 flying with CM-400AKG hypersonic ASM

Recent images of two China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) CM-400AKG high-speed air-to-surface missiles fitted to an airborne Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) FC-1/JF-17 fighter suggest that China continues to develop the missile. While the source or date of the photos is not

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20 June 2014 |

JF-17 Developments Indicate Aircraft Is Still On Track

Contrary to speculation, development of the JF-17 aircraft continues apace with avionics and weapons carriage capability improvements, work ongoing on future variants, and impending establishment of the third squadron.

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17 June 2014 | IHS Jane's

Myanmar looks to acquire JF-17 aircraft

The government of Myanmar is planning to procure the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC)/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft, according to a local report. The programme will feature Myanmar's licenced-production of the aircraft following technology transfer...

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22 December 2013 |

Pakistan Rolls Out 50th JF-17, Block II Production To Commence

Pakistan rolled out its 50th JF-17 Thunder Block I multi-role combat aircraft Wednesday and will now begin construction of the next batch of 50 which will be of the Block II standard.

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19 November 2013 | Flight Global

DUBAI: China details performance of 'carrier killer' missile for JF-17

Chinese aerospace giant AVIC has quietly advertised critical details about the accuracy and performance of a secretive project to develop a supersonic cruise missile reportedly dubbed an “aircraft carrier killer” by the launch customer. A full list of specifications for the CM-400AKG missile ...

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25 October 2013 | Defense-Aerospace

Pakistan aims to start Export of JF-17 Fighters next year

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has been assigned a target of exporting 5 to 7 JF-17 Thunder aircraft next year...

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8 February 2013 |

Despite Missile Integration, Nuke Role Unlikely for Pakistan's JF-17

Pakistan is integrating its nuclear-capable Hatf VII/Vengeance VII Ra'ad air launched cruise missile onto its JF-17 Thunder aircraft, but analysts are unsure if this signifies a nuclear deterrence role for the aircraft.

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29 May 2012 | Flight Global

CATIC targets 300 JF-17 sales in five years

China hopes to sell up to 300 Chengdu/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) JF-17 Thunder fighters in Africa and the Middle East over the next five years. This...

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20 May 2011 | AviationWeek

China To Deliver 50 Fighters To Pakistan

Pakistan's Defense Minister told media his country was aiming to receive '50 aircraft in six months.'

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6 October 2010 | Key.Aero

JF-17 for Airshow China

Pakistan is to send three JF-17 Thunder fighters to Airshow China 2010.

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14 March 2008 | MILAVIA News

PAF gets six JF-17 Thunder aircraft

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received another six JF-17 Thunder aircraft from China. Two such aircraft were received earlier.

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23 March 2007 | MILAVIA News

JF-17 Arrived in Pakistan

The first two series production JF-17 fighters arrived in Pakistan.

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