Chinese Trainer Aircraft (JL-8, JL-9, JL-10 (L-15), etc.)

aahyan

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L-15 is a great asset for training 5th/4.5th gen fighter pilots. J-20 pilots are trained on them to reduce wear/tear on the J-20 airframes.

The same principles were used in the selection/induction of L-15B. L15B fills the technical gap before cadets gets their hands on JF17s since after completing their intermediate training on K8s, they are required to have a LIFT platform. Currently, F7PGs are performing this role which is not up to that level.

Following are the characteristics of L15B (PAF)...
  • Equipped with X-band AESA radar.
  • 9 Hard points
  • HUD & HOTAS
  • Twin Engines
  • BVR capable
  • laser-guided bombs/precision-guided bombs.
  • This bird can be use for DACT/CCS or COIN/CT operations.

With the aforementioned traits, there are rumours that L-15B may replace F-7PGs and that 4-5 sqns may be added.
 

LCR34

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The same principles were used in the selection/induction of L-15B. L15B fills the technical gap before cadets gets their hands on JF17s since after completing their intermediate training on K8s, they are required to have a LIFT platform. Currently, F7PGs are performing this role which is not up to that level.

Following are the characteristics of L15B (PAF)...
  • Equipped with X-band AESA radar.
  • 9 Hard points
  • HUD & HOTAS
  • Twin Engines
  • BVR capable
  • laser-guided bombs/precision-guided bombs.
  • This bird can be use for DACT/CCS or COIN/CT operations.

With the aforementioned traits, there are rumours that L-15B may replace F-7PGs and that 4-5 sqns may be added.
L15 have AESA now? Last I followed RMAF tender news it was equipped with a PESA.
 
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