Pakistan, China To Introduce Two-Seater Xiaolong Fighter At Paris Show 2015

  • Our Bureau
  • 01:18 PM, March 3, 2015
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China and Pakistan are planning to display a two-seater version of the Xiaolong fighter at Paris Air Show 2015 to be held from June 15-21.

Both the nations have plans to introduce the two seater version of FC-1 Xiaolong multirole fighter, also known as the JF-17 Thunder to the overseas market, according to Military Parade. This fighter also known as the FC-1B or JF-17B, is likely to be equipped with the French-built M88-2 engine.

With M88-2 engine on board, Xiaolong fighter's range can be extended from 800 kilometers to 1,000 kilometers, Want China Times reported on Tuesday. M88-2 engine currently powers Rafale twin-engine fighter.

A refueling probe will be installed on the FC-1B or JF-17B as well for aerial refueling, according to Want China Times report. This export-oriented fighter plane is small, low in cost and suitable for modern warfare as well as to the demands of military fighters.

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