- Jun 17, 2009
J7 is an interceptor.No, at first it was the J7 upgrade plan, also called the Super Seven Plan. Pakistan provided funding, the United States provided the engine, and China and the United States jointly designed it. However, after the Cold War, the United States Grumman withdrew from the plan, and then Pakistan also terminated the plan. China did not want to To let this nearly completed aircraft abolish, China decided to develop its own independent development. When the Singapore Air Show, China showed its research results to Pakistan. At this time, Russia was willing to provide engines, the project restarted, and Pakistan wanted to purchase Italian radars, but the project would be postponed. After that, China showed the Chinese radar to Pakistan, which has the same performance as the European radar, which did not delay the project.
If it weren’t for China, no airline would provide JF17 at such a low price. JF17 would not be completed at all. Pakistan’s China-Pakistan joint development is wrong. Pakistani pilots have basically no influence on the development of JF17.