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Pakistan To Get 50 JF-17s From China Real Soon

Sat May 21, 2011 2:37 am

China is accelerating delivery of 50 JF-17 'Thunder' multi-role fighter aircraft worth about $1B. This aircraft had been in joint development since 1999 and is expected now to be delivered in 6 months. The total number planned for acquisition is 250. This was announced on P.M. Gilani's visit to celebrate 60 years of Pak-China "All-Weather Friendship" (unlike "Fair-Weather Friendship"?)

From Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...ina-pakistan-idUSTRE74J0S520110520

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RE: Pakistan To Get 50 JF-17s From China Real Soon

Sat May 21, 2011 4:10 am

Well, hope they have better luck with them than with the F-16s

http://www.ndtv.com/article/assam/wi...ani-airmen-sabotaging-f-16s-107093
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RE: Pakistan To Get 50 JF-17s From China Real Soon

Sat May 21, 2011 6:29 pm

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 1):
Well, hope they have better luck with them than with the F-16s

They'll be fine if they're pointed the right way  
 
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RE: Pakistan To Get 50 JF-17s From China Real Soon

Tue May 24, 2011 2:17 am

I wonder what has become of their plan to acquire J-10Bs.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...eal-for-chinese-j-10-fighters.html

Latest buzz is it may now have a prototype AESA radar.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/asian-skies/



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"Came across an image on the Chinese internet of what appears to be the Chengdu J-10B. Remarkably the radome is open, showing what could well be an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. Though the developmental J-20 has received all the attention this year, it is the J-10A and J-10B that will be the mainstay of the PLAAF in the coming decades - and an effective AESA radar for the B version has the potential to be a significant force multiplier."
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RE: Pakistan To Get 50 JF-17s From China Real Soon

Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:34 pm

I always wonder how the Americans can stand the Pakistanis buying Chinese kit with their aid dollars.
 
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RE: Pakistan To Get 50 JF-17s From China Real Soon

Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:33 pm

Quoting YTZ (Reply 4):
I always wonder how the Americans can stand the Pakistanis buying Chinese kit with their aid dollars.


It's a circle.... we don't have it to give , so we borrow from China, give it to Pakistan, Pakistan buys from China, .. the money goes home and we still owe the Chinese
 
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RE: Pakistan To Get 50 JF-17s From China Real Soon

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:49 pm

Quoting YTZ (Reply 4):
I always wonder how the Americans can stand the Pakistanis buying Chinese kit with their aid dollars.

It's not going to happen for much longer. The Pakistanis are doing everything in their power to create a conflict with the US. With China growing in power and influence, perhaps they see them as a replacement sugar daddy.

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