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Pakistan to Build Radar for JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Fighter

December 28, 2010



The Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has told Jane’s that Pakistan has built its first facility to manufacture radars for fighter aircraft.

Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said the indigenously produced radar, built with China’s assistance at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), in Kamra, north of Islamabad, would equip the JF-17 ‘Thunder’ fighter aircraft jointly produced by the two countries.

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Pakistan and China moving up the pac-man arms chain

December 14, 2010

Pakistan and China have cooperated in the design, development and production of the Karakoram Trainers, the JF-17 Thunders and the J-10B advanced fighters.

All major news outlets are reporting on the growing Chinese and Pakistani exports.

Businessweek describes the growth of the exports–starting from the bottom. China is emerging as a competitor in the international arms market, offering increasingly sophisticated fighter jets, missiles and equipment that are beginning to rival Russia and other longtime exporters.

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VIDEO:PAFs JF-17 Fighters give Stunning Display in China

November 25, 2010


PAFs JF-17 Fighters give Stunning Display in China

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has given a stunning display of aerobatic maneuvers in China. Flying the newly built JF-17Thunder, a joint fighter project created as a result of cooperation between the two great Asian nations, the crowd was entertained with a thrilling display of aerobatics. The Airshow China 2010, or China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, held at Zhuhai is the premier Chineseaviation industry event and attracts professionals, manufacturers, governments and enthusiasts from the world over. The JF-17 shared the event with such aviation giants as the Airbus A-380 and Boeing 747-8 (model). The aircraft also shared the show with the larger J-10 and Chinese FLANKERs.

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PAF to arm JF-17s with Pakistani-Chinese codeveloped SD-10 mid-range homing missiles

November 20, 2010

BEIJING – PAKISTAN has confirmed it will buy Chinese missiles and flight systems to equip its 250 JF-17 Thunder jet fighters as it seeks to deepen military cooperation with Beijing, state media said on Thursday.

Rao Qamar Suleman, air chief marshal of the Pakistan Air Force, told the Global Times newspaper Chinese radar systems and SD-10 mid-range homing missiles would be used on the fighters co-developed by the two nations.

‘PAF has no plans to install Western devices and weapons on the aircraft for the time being,’ the newspaper quoted Suleman as saying.

Pakistan may also buy up to four Chinese surface-to-air missiles, as it seeks stronger cooperation with China to help upgrade its armed forces, Mr Suleman told the China Daily in a separate interview.

He made the remarks on the sidelines of the annual Zhuhai Air Show now under way in southern China.

Chinese defence experts played down the comments, saying any cooperation did not target any country and did not compare with deals adopted during a visit to India this month by US President Barack Obama, the China Daily said. — AFP


Jf-17 Thunders ready for exports

November 17, 2010

JF-17 has bright prospects in aviation market: Air Chief
ZHUHAI, Nov 16 (APP): Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), said on Tuesday that Pakistan-China joint production JF-17 Thunder fighter jet has bright prospects in the international aviation market.It has many added features which make it much more attractive than any other fighter aircraft of its category, said the Air Chief. A low price tag and much less maintenance and operational cost compared to the other planes of its class make it attractive for the buyers, he said.

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Pakistan Revive Airpower by surmounting sanctions

November 16, 2010

As the Pakistan-Chinese AWACs begin arriving in Pakistan, there is much that the Pakistan Airforce is cheering about. Here is some historical information.

ISLAMABAD – After years of coping with U.S. and international sanctions intended to keep Pakistan from going nuclear, the country has renewed its air power and obtained vital missile and airborne warning capabilities without Western help.

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VIDEO:Pakistan Air Force Academy

November 10, 2010

Pakistan Air Force Academy, located in the remote town Risalpur of Nowshera District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, is the premier cadet training institution of the Pakistan Air Force. Its role is the training of General Duty Pilots (GDP), Aeronautical and Avionics Engineers and the initial training of other Ground Branch cadets.

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