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JF 17 Thunder Uses a DSI Inlet

The Diverterless Supersonic Inlet (DSI) is a novel air inlet design principle used by modern fighter aircraft to control air flow into their engines. It is a three-dimensional bulge loss without surface layer partition. It consists of a “bump” and … Continue reading

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JF-17 Thunder Destined for NAF

JF-17 Thunder Block 2 S. No. 2P-60 for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is undergoing flight tests over the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC). The two other aircraft for NAF, S. Nos. 2P-61 and 2P-62, are also undergoing flight tests. Moreover … Continue reading

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PL-10E to enhance combat capability of JF-17 Block III

PL-10E, As per our information, is slated to be part of JF-17 Thunder Block-III upgrade . It will be PAF’s first short range missile with infrared Imaging IIR homing. PL-10E is a fifth gen SRAAMs that enables HOBS with HMD/S. … Continue reading

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JF-17 participates in Virtual Air Tattoo show

Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder participated in the Virtual Air Tattoo Show-2020 at Royal Air Force Base Fairford (UK). It was a moment of pride for the nation. The event would go a long way in showcasing the potential of JF-17 for … Continue reading

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RD-93MA Engine, to Power Pakistan JF-17 Block III Jets

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is considering RD-93MA as an option for next block of JF-17 fighter jet. Russia‚Äôs United Engine Corporation (UEC)-Klimov is developing the engine. It has entered thermal chamber tests to confirm high-speed characteristics in simulated flight conditions. … Continue reading

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JF-17 B Roll out Ceremony

Back in 27 Dec 2019 PAC Kamra witnessed yet another remarkable achievement when first batch of 8 JF-17 B dual seat aircraft was rolled out. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was the chief guest at the occasion. Later in … Continue reading

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JF 17 Block III using a new HUD

JF 17 Block III prototype in picture is clearly using a new HUD (Head Up Display), possibly a wide angled holographic system. However the prototype was not equipped with a radar nor Helmet-Mounted Display and Sight HMD/S system though both … Continue reading

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KLJ 7A Radar is Finally Selected for JF-17 Block-III

A recent report by aviation journalist Alan Warnes says that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has selected KLJ-7A active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the JF-17 Block-III. This radar is developed by the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology (NRIET), China. … Continue reading

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JF-17 Block III is expected to be launched in Dec 2020

With its maiden flight in Dec 2019, development work on JF-17 Thunder – Block III is under way in PAC Kamra. Roll-out of first batch of Block-III is expected in Dec 2020.

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