A contingent of Pakistani JF-17 performed during the Qatar National Day Celebrations yesterday indicating of possible sale prospects to the Gulf state.
Images of the aircraft performing aerobatics were released by the Pakistani MoD.
The next iteration of the JF-17, the Block III, expected to come with an AESA radar together with improved weapons, communication and targeting capacity is said to be have interested several national including Malaysia, Qatar, Nigeria and some other nations in Asia and Africa.
The JF-17’s relatively low price and long service with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) together with a good performance record is a huge attraction for national unwilling to spend big money on competing jets such as the F-16 or Saab Gripen.
In June of this year, PAF officials briefed Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani about the JF-17 jet. The Emir of Qatar reportedly took "keen interest" in the multi-role fighter aircraft.
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) rolled out the first indigenously-overhauled JF-17 aircraft from its factory in Kamra yesterday. A roll-out ceremony was held at the Aircraft Rebuild Factory Kamra, on Thursday
Pakistan Air Force (PAF)s JF-17 Block 3s first flight has been planned for the end of 2019, BulgarianMilitary.com reported from Islamabad
Fresh from international sales success in Myanmar and Nigeria, the Pakistani-Chinese JF-17 fighter jet is seeking new customers at Paris Air Show 2019 (PAS) and will fly on all days of the show beginning Monday. Immediate sales prospects for the JF-17 are Egypt and Malaysia both of which are interested in the upcoming Block III version
The Block III version of the Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 fighter jet marked its maiden flight in December 2019 in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. The jet features technologies from China's J-20 stealth fighter jet and upgrades in electronic devices that will significantly increase its combat efficiency
The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) signed an agreement for co-production of Chinese commercial aircraft. It is not yet known what type of CATIC commercial aircraft could be manufactured in Pakistan
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