JF-17/FC-1 Fighter Aircraft thread


Ndla2

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It is a proven engine and Russia is a reliable supplier. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
To be hoi, that's what i thought too. But they must have more than just a few good reasons that makes them considering a chinese made engine.
 

by78

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Ducks in a row...

 

Marker

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Which version of KLJ-7 AESA radar will be installed in JF-17 Blk 3?

1609594953873.png KLJ-7A

or

1609595056478.png KLJ-7A multi mode AESA Radar
 

Mohsin77

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But they must have more than just a few good reasons that makes them considering a chinese made engine.

The PAF's Block 52 Vipers still use Pratt & Whitney motors even though everyone else (except Israel I think) switched to GE. It's much easier and cheaper to maintain a powerplant from a manufacturer you're already using, rather than switching manufacturers late in the game. If a switch was made, all older blocks would be switched during overhaul, but for a long time it would mean maintaining 2 separate engine pipelines, which would raise the program cost. That's something the PAF would avoid if possible.
 
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pkj

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"The aircraft is installed with many commercial off-the-shelf technologies from the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the report said. These include a new and larger holographic wide-angle head-up display and integrated cockpit display similar to the one used by the J-20"

Interesting that technologies used in JF-17 (or J-20 for that matter) are classified as being "commercial off-the-shelf".
 

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