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
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) may have used Chinese origin JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and not US-made F-16s in its dogfight with Indian MiG-21 Bison aircraft which led to one of the latter being downed and its pilot captured this morning. While an Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson in an official statement stated that Indian fighter jets chased and brought down a Pakistani aircraft which was noticed going down
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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