Export Success - PAF wins first JF-17 order

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My obvious question is whether india should do something similar ?

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http://tribune.com.pk/story/903828/...order-at-international-paris-air-show-report/

i have omitted some portions of the article which can be read in full on-line


Pakistan wins first JF-17 order at Paris Air Show: PAF
By Web Desk / AFP
Published: June 15, 2015
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With a total 11 countries including Pakistan, China also markets the aircraft. PHOTO: APP

PARIS: After high expectations for a deal to pull through, Pakistan was successful in securing its first ever export order for its JF-17 Thunder fighter on Monday at the first day of the International Paris Air Show.

Air Commodore and Pakistan Air Force officer dealing in sales and marketing, Khalid Mahmood said “A contract has been signed with an Asian country.” However the name of the country was not disclosed and deliveries are likely to begin in 2017.

Due to security concerns and client sensitivities, Mahmood chose not to specify the name of the customer and the number of aircraft it will obtain from Pakistan.

Commenting on the success of the show, Mahmood said the choice of venue in terms of meeting prospective customers from French speaking countries is a good one.

Read: China to deliver 50 more JF-17 Thunder jets to Pakistan

Analysts believe the major selling point of the JF-17 is its cost, which is likely to be substantially less than the $16-18 million cost of an US-made F-16.

The latest models of the jets, which are locally produced in cooperation with China, are lightweight multi-role aircraft capable of Mach 2.0 (twice the speed of sound) with an operational ceiling of 55,000 feet.

“Though the aircraft’s developers are still working out the specifications of the Block III aircraft, upgrades are likely to include an active electronically scanned array (AESA) or Passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar”, Mahmood said.

With the aim to serve mainly as a trainer, a two-seat variant is also planned by the developers. Pakistan produces 58% of the airframe and China 42%.

Pakistan was eager to secure its first-ever order for the JF-17 at the international event as Canada’s Bombardier is particularly hungry for sales, after its new C Series aircraft struggled through development delays and difficult market conditions.

This article originally appeared on Flight Global

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  • waqas
    6 hours ago
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    Here you go ‘Haters from India’..now start commenting and comparing JF17 with your so-called high-fi fighter jet..
    But the truth is we have impressed other countries and weren’t able to.. :p :pRecommend87

  • sani
    6 hours ago
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    Pakistan Paindabad, This will bring so much new to local talent in terms of avionics/ aeronautics. Recommend75

  • sabi
    6 hours ago
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    Congratulation Pakistan definitely it will boost the moral of the team working on this project of national importance. Recommend46
i specifically started this new thread to highlight the importance of the earnings potential of export (even though another thread exists about the jf17 )
 

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My obvious question is whether india should do something similar ?

reference url ;-
http://tribune.com.pk/story/903828/...order-at-international-paris-air-show-report/

i have omitted some portions of the article which can be read in full on-line


Pakistan wins first JF-17 order at Paris Air Show: PAF
By Web Desk / AFP
Published: June 15, 2015
755SHARES
Share Tweet Email

With a total 11 countries including Pakistan, China also markets the aircraft. PHOTO: APP

PARIS: After high expectations for a deal to pull through, Pakistan was successful in securing its first ever export order for its JF-17 Thunder fighter on Monday at the first day of the International Paris Air Show.

Air Commodore and Pakistan Air Force officer dealing in sales and marketing, Khalid Mahmood said “A contract has been signed with an Asian country.” However the name of the country was not disclosed and deliveries are likely to begin in 2017.

Due to security concerns and client sensitivities, Mahmood chose not to specify the name of the customer and the number of aircraft it will obtain from Pakistan.

Commenting on the success of the show, Mahmood said the choice of venue in terms of meeting prospective customers from French speaking countries is a good one.

Read: China to deliver 50 more JF-17 Thunder jets to Pakistan

Analysts believe the major selling point of the JF-17 is its cost, which is likely to be substantially less than the $16-18 million cost of an US-made F-16.

The latest models of the jets, which are locally produced in cooperation with China, are lightweight multi-role aircraft capable of Mach 2.0 (twice the speed of sound) with an operational ceiling of 55,000 feet.

“Though the aircraft’s developers are still working out the specifications of the Block III aircraft, upgrades are likely to include an active electronically scanned array (AESA) or Passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar”, Mahmood said.

With the aim to serve mainly as a trainer, a two-seat variant is also planned by the developers. Pakistan produces 58% of the airframe and China 42%.

Pakistan was eager to secure its first-ever order for the JF-17 at the international event as Canada’s Bombardier is particularly hungry for sales, after its new C Series aircraft struggled through development delays and difficult market conditions.

This article originally appeared on Flight Global

Reader Comments (29)

  • waqas
    6 hours ago
    Reply
    Here you go ‘Haters from India’..now start commenting and comparing JF17 with your so-called high-fi fighter jet..
    But the truth is we have impressed other countries and weren’t able to.. :p :pRecommend87

  • sani
    6 hours ago
    Reply
    Pakistan Paindabad, This will bring so much new to local talent in terms of avionics/ aeronautics. Recommend75

  • sabi
    6 hours ago
    Reply
    Congratulation Pakistan definitely it will boost the moral of the team working on this project of national importance. Recommend46
i specifically started this new thread to highlight the importance of the earnings potential of export (even though another thread exists about the jf17 )
Please email to Morons in MoD .... their fetish for imports seems unabated.
 

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Why are you people having those feelings when Pakistan won contracts?

JF17 is a joint venture, Chinese will get maximum margins if the deal materializes, Pakistan only manufacture of their part. Pakistan has said many times that they have won contracts previously but they never materialized.

India's defence is plagued by the middle men who advocate foreign toys are better than indigenous ones. They also try to cripple our own defence industry.

India has to get out of this to make any progress, our armed forces should stand firmly behind our industry.
 

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Chinese have exported jets before only this time they have to share their profits with Pak. Though one significant thing is that this marks first 4th gen export from China. So kudos there.
 

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Unlike us Indians, Pakistan has been actively lobbying for the JF-17 in the international market to third world countries with China's support.

When has an Indian politician or MOD official has ever lobbied for export of LCA in the international market and at airshows.
Their argument that the LCA has not completed its development cycle is baseless because planes such as the mig-29 and F35 have been ordered even before full scale production commenced.

India lags behind in weapon exports not due to its low rate of production or quality but because of its corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy.
If we were to sack all bureaucrats sitting in the MOD and replace them with ex-servicemen who have actual knowledge about weapon systems and have a genuine interest in the upkeep of our armed forces, we might be doing our country a favor.

Just my thoughts.
Jai Hind.
 

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Taiwan reporter blocked from taking close look at JF-17 even though Pakistan official agreed

Taiwan reporter blocked from taking close look at JF-17 even though Pakistan official agreed
A small commotion broke out at static display area of the JF-17 at Paris Airshow when Chinese officials refused to allow a Taiwanese TV crew to view the fighter close up even though they were escorted by a Pakistan Air Force officer.






how dare chini refused made in pakistan plane to be seen by reporters from taiwan. what pakis were doing?????

:pound::pound::pound::pound::pound:
 

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Have you not heard that JF-17 is a fighter for today, LCA is a plane for the future, hence there is no comparison.
 

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^^^^ India has not peddled the LCA Tejas in the international market although we should.

Pak itself has ordered 110 jets from China so we know who is making & what's going on with this charade of Pak winning the order

Lastly we heard of such deals before & not going through. Pak even said Saudis & Turkey interested when those countries are flying 4.5 gen jets & Turkey will fly F-35 5 gen jet.
 

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when military powers are researching 5th gen fighter, pakistan is selling 3++ fighter which is backbone of their airforce
 

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Chinese or whatever, at least Pakistanis are making some contribution, even if it is merely assembly. That they are exporting it, means even part of the revenue will go to Pakistan. India is far more capable than this, yet, we don't export. We will never be able to export if we don't induct our military hardware ourselves. That is the first step towards demonstrating confidence in our products.
 

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Chinese or whatever, at least Pakistanis are making some contribution, even if it is merely assembly. That they are exporting it, means even part of the revenue will go to Pakistan. India is far more capable than this, yet, we don't export. We will never be able to export if we don't induct our military hardware ourselves. That is the first step towards demonstrating confidence in our products.

Sorry even pakis don't assemble in pac kamra . It's full of chini eng. technicians, pakis just clean floor there
 

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Have you not heard that JF-17 is a fighter for today, LCA is a plane for the future, hence there is no comparison.

No LCA Is dead , pls accept this and move on , call saab to make grippen at HAL , they are ready for TOT as well
 

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is this what you call string of pearls strategy equipped with low quality planes. :laugh:
Pls erase fancy words like "pearl string" or "quality" off your mind.

Focus on commercial aspects i.e.
1) the revenue / profit to be generated
2) affordability for 3rd world countries to upgrade their AF

Below food chain chart for your perusal -

 

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The first buyer - Sri Lanka, of a whole squadron of JF-17 thunder




My sources told me that RAW has paid up Lankan AF, so that few planes can be taken, then it will be brought to India.
 
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