Chinese military exports to other countries


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Are K8s made only in Pakistan?
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With an aim to modernise the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), the government under the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken steps to induct seven China made K-8W aircraft from China.

Under the government to government agreement through CATIC, seven aircraft arrived at Bangladesh Air Force Base Zahurul Haque in Chattogram on Thursday, read a Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.


Allegedly 6 K-8W delivered to Angola in May, 2020. 6 more are on order.

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Angola receives final K-8W jets from China​

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The K-8 has a top speed of 800 km/h and is powered by a Ukrainian AI-25TLK turbofan or a Chinese WS-11 (an AI-25TLK clone) developing 1 680 kg of thrust. However, some export models are powered by the TFE731-2A turbofan developing 1 600 kg of thrust.

Maximum takeoff weight is 4 470 kg and maximum range 2 200 km. Export versions are usually better equipped than the models in service with China (JL-8), and feature components such as Martin Baker ejection seats, a glass cockpit with head up display and multi-function displays and ability to carry PL-5E/PL-7 air-to-air missiles and a 23 mm gun pod. Angop reported that Angola’s K-8Ws will be armed with air-to-air missiles, cannons and bombs.