Request to update J-7 page

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    http://www.sinodefence.com/airforce/fighter/j7e.asp

    I'd like to request an update to the J-7 page to mention recent sale of 15 J-7 to Nigeria for $251 million USD. The purchase includes 12 J-7's and 3 JJ-7's. The J-7's sold to Nigeria is given the designation of F-7NI (NI for Nigeria?). This sale also gives us the export-sales figure of approx. $16.7 million USD per J-7.

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    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com...se-f7-fighters-after-oil-deals/index.php#more
    (note they have a link to our sinodefense web site, hehe)

    Nigeria Spends $251M for Chinese F-7 Fighters After Oil Deals
    Posted 30-Sep-2005 11:55

    Reuters reports that Nigeria's government has approved a $251 million purchase of 15 fighter and trainer aircraft from China, further strengthening ties between the two countries after a series of significant oil deals.

    The 12 F-7NI multi-role combat aircraft and three FT-7NI trainer aircraft and associated equipment will be bought from China's National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corp. The F-7/J-7 is an upgraded version of the Soviet MiG-21 interceptor, with modernized avionics and weapons and a slight cranked-wing configuration.

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    http://allafrica.com/stories/200509290399.html

    "The Federal Executive Council (FEC)has approved the purchase of 15 combat and multi role military aircraft at the cost of N32.7 billion or $251.3 million from China. The council also announced the immediate ban on the importation of used tyres into the country."

    "...Council approved the procurement of 12 numbers F7NI Multi-role combat aircraft and 3 numbers FT7NI trainer aircraft and accessories from China at the negotiated contract sum of $251,377,395, 000 US and adequate provision for these have been made in the 2005 budget", he said.
     
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    I recall on our last forum, there were speculations that Nigeria was going to purchase J-8II's. For an example this article from May 2005 claims that Nigeria was going to buy F-8IIM:

    http://nm.onlinenigeria.com/templates/?a=1226&z=12
    "THE fortunes of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) are set for a rebound as the Federal Government has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm for the supply of new combat jets - the (Finback) F-8IIM - to the service."

    With the selection of 12 F-7NI and FT-7NI's for $251 million USD, I think that closes the book on possible J-8 sale to Nigeria.
     
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    Also on the J-7E/G page on sinodefence.com the J-7G section has a typo.
    Helmet it's spelled with a E.
     
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    hmm, it's interesting that countries consistently choose J-7s ahead of J-8s. For the avionics, you can mention that J-7G is now using KLJ-6E. I actually even have a picture of that.
     
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    Here's a nice one for KLJ-6E:
    http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/showphoto.php/photo/2987/size/big

    Is the KLJ-6E related to, or an upgraded vairant of the SY-80?
    http://www.centurychina.com/plaboard/posts/3682595.shtml
     
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    Corrected, cheers
     
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    no, KLJ-6E is develop by lab 14 (NRIET), but SY-80 is developed by lab 7 (Leihua). I'm still waiting for the specs on these systems. These radars only got unveiled recently in the Beijing airshow.
     
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