To be fair JF-17 is an easier/simpler aircraft to develop as well, and received benefit from J-10 experience.actually J10 has faced alot of issues and problems in that regard and has been changed alot whereas JF17 has hit the production line in break neck speed
I think we should be comparing the potency of the aircraft and their avionics, rather than the potential weapon suites they could have?the beauty with avionics with JF17 is that it can take Chinese or Western systems, can J10 do this? it has one of the best avionic systems in the world, able to carry WVR, BVR , Precision-guided munitions for laser and satellite guided bombs, anti-ship missiles, and anti-radiation missiles
Pakistan has taken delivery of the Brazilian MAR-1 anti-radiation missile and is integrating the weapon on the JF17 aircraft as well as the AIM-9L and South African A-Darter
Yes JF-17 was designed to be able to accomodate western avionics in addition to chinese ones, but any aircraft can.
The aircraft's kinematics, Flight control systems, etc avionics etc are more important.
Datalinking, EW, targeting pods etc... J-10 can do all that too...in addition Day/Night targeting pods, data-linking, electronic warfare (EW) suite and self-protection radar jamming pod form the tatical avionics
u seen to give just personal opinions with no facts to back up ur claims, jumping to conclusions and making statments is easy, please share what you know if there is something i dont know
Yes JF-17 has a better MFD set up than the J-10A, but that's almost to be expected given it was a newer plane when it went into production.
I see JF-17 as J-10's slightly younger brother, with slightly smaller radar, less weight/payload/range, slightly less capable in the FCS department (for instance digital FBW is only in the pitch axis for JF-17), and unable to quite reach the top 9 Gs of other 4th gen planes -- instead being easier to maintain, upgrade, having modern weapons and being cheap, most importantly.
On the subject of JF-17, here's a recent write up on the plane's export prospects by richard fisher from IASC. Sums up most of what we know on the internetz. http://www.strategycenter.net/docLib...her_020712.pdf