- May 26, 2018
U r right tejas Mk 1 deployed next year .tejas mk1 a 2 times strongest then the jf17 blk1 /2 and mig 21Tejas not deployed yet in forward bases.....
Will be deployed next year...in forward areas once foc variant s come.........
Paki moneyHow hard it is for you to understand this is a Pakistan project from the beginning: Pakistan's money, Pakistan's technical layout, Pakistan't tactics design.
A flanker copy and a F16 copy and that too without any of their advantages.PLAAF is building itself based on heavy (J11s) and medium (J10s) structure, this kind of light jet has no future to them.
So they neither have decided the radar nor the EW suite...........another news report about the Block3 during the Paris Airshow 2019...
The Block III version of the Chengdu/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 fighter will have its first flight before the end of 2019.
An official familiar with the programme says that a number of key decisions are set to be made about the programme.
JF-17 Block II BillyPix
One major element of the Block III upgrade is the addition of an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. The official says a decision on which radar is “around the corner.”
FlightGlobal understands that two radars are in contention: the China Electronics Technology Group KLJ-7A, and an AESA from AVIC that it claims is the first air-cooled example.
The Block III will also have a new integrated electronic warfare suite, with Chinese and European options on the table for this requirement.
Perhaps most notably, the Block III will see the JF-17’s intakes widened to improve air flow. This could also set the stage for a new engine at some point – the JF-17 is powered by the Klimov RD-93 engine.
The official says that “another engine is in mind” but declined to discuss specifics. A pilot FlightGlobal spoke with, however, says the RD-93 is working well in Pakistan Air Force service.
While the majority of the Block III upgrades can be retrofitted to existing Block II aircraft, the updated intake will only be available on the new build Block IIIs.
A good number of Pakistan’s JF-17 fleet has air-to-air refueling probes. While this equipment can be retrofitted, the air force does not see a requirement to do so for the entire fleet.
Flight International's 2019 World Air Force's directory indicates that the Pakistan Air Force has 98 in-service JF-17s.
Porky want something European from Italy or Sweden. But that will be very costly and there is political reluctance in selling to porkistan.So they neither have decided the radar nor the EW suite...........
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