Turkish firm Aselsan has signed a contract with Pakistan to integrate its ASELPOD Electro Optical Targeting System onto JF-17 fighter jets.
A contract amounting to $24.9 million for 16 ASELPOD systems will be used on Pakistan’s JF-17 fighter jets jointly developed with China.
Developed for the Turkish Air Force, ASELPOD system is used on the F-16 and F-4E 2020 aircraft. The system transfers the captured images to the screen in front of the pilot.
The target is marked with a laser while being monitored with the camera. Spot-on shots can be fired with sensitive ammunition.
Pakistan Air Force today successfully flight tested the dual-seat variant of the JF-17 Thunder fighter jets – the JF-17B, for the first time. Jointly developed by China and Pakistan, the dual-seat JF-17 variant is currently entering the testing phase
Pakistan Air Force signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a French company on technical collaboration in production of JF-17 Thunder jets. As per the MoU, the French company will provide technical assistance to Pakistan Air Force for electrification of JF-17 Thunder jets during the ongoing IDEAS 2016, local media reported Thursday
Future versions of the China-Pakistan jointly developed FC-1 Xiaolong (also known as JF-17 Thunder) will possess advanced data link and electronic warfare capabilities, and be equipped with new-type guided weapons. In addition, the development and production of the two-seat trainer is now going on according to the plan, and the first flight is scheduled at the end of this year, Chinamil reported quoting China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) as saying at a meeting held on September 15 during the 9th Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) 2016 Exhibition
A top Chinese researcher has revealed details of the active electronically scanning array (AESA) phase array radar meant for the JF-17 fighter jet being manufactured in Pakistan under a Pakistani-Chinese partnership. The radar is a part of the Block III upgrade of the JF-17 whose design has been concluded and will likely enter serial production in the 2020-22 timeframe
The Pakistan-Chinese JF-17 ‘Thunder fighter aircraft has completed its Block-III design; an upgrade intended to match latest fourth-generation military jets such as the F-16V and Saab Gripen NG. The outgoing Chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman announced on Monday that the design of the JF-17 Block-III had been finalized after a period of “two-and-a-half years,” Associated Press of Pakistan reported
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-7 PG single-engine, lightweight fighter aircraft crashed near Sargodha on Thursday, according to PAF spokesperson. One PAF official, identified as Lieutenant Bilal, suffered a leg fracture as a result of the incident,
Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) will begin operating locally made launching system and anti-tank missiles starting this month. The OMTAS Medium Range Anti-Tank Weapon System -- developed by Turkish defense giant Roketsan -- has been accepted after succeeding in tests, a Defense Ministry official who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media, told Anadolu Agency last week
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