JF-17/FC-1 Fighter Aircraft thread

Discussion in 'Air Force' started by johnqh, Jun 21, 2011.

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    So in 2019

    PAC is assembling components for 2 x JF17 Block III

    Plus 8 x JF17B

    We need some photos of PAC to verify this
     
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    There is some debate on PDF regarding the veracity of this interview.
     
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    Let me guess, this debate is focused mostly if not exclusively on the parts regarding the boarder clash?
     
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    No. There is debate regarding whether hushkit actually interviewed a PAF pilot or fabricated the interview from open source info.
     
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    The hushkit article reported that the JF-17 is using Indra ECM and ASEL targeting pods. Why is the PAF not using Chinese pods since the radar is Chinese?

     
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    Probably because the targeting pods China's willing to export are not as capable as aselpod, which is a system developed much more recently and fairly top of the line for the Turkish aerospace industry.

    I wouldn't be surprised if some economies of scale also play a role. The most prevalent targeting pod in PLA use is the K/JDC01 and its A derivative, however this system has been in service for well over a decade from memory and is likely not as competitive as Aselpod.

    There are hints that the PLA may be looking at a new targeting pod for use with J-16s but chances are it has yet to be purchased in large numbers. Whereas Aselpod is already achieving some economy of scale with Turkish purchases.
     
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    My considered opinion is that this is a controlled mis-information leak from PAF.
     
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    Probably not a fabrication, since there is a picture of a (the?) pilot holding hand-printed Hushkit sign in JF-17. Also, Hushkit's blog is considered credible and I doubt he would fabricate something like this.
     
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    Turkish pod can hit moving targets

    Good for catching bad guys on the run

    As good as sniper pod on F16
     
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