China, Pakistan to upgrade their jointly-produced fighter jet: Report
BEIJING: China and Pakistan plan to upgrade their jointly-produced JF-17 Thunder fighter jet to enhance its "informatised warfare” capability and weapons which experts says could effectively defend against strong opponents like India.
The Pakistan media claimed that JF-17 aircraft was used to carry out an attack along the Line Of Control (LOC) on February 27. The Indian Air Force, however, said a US made F-16 has been shot down during the attack.
The up-gradation of JF-17 is aimed to enhance the jet's "informatised warfare" capability and weapons, the state-run Global Times reported on Tuesday.
"Informatised warfare” is often used by the Chinese military which broadly refer to use of information and communication technology in modern wars.
The JF-17, which was previously referred as FC-1 Xiaolong, a single-engine multi-role light fighter was being jointly produced by the two countries for several years with engines supplied by Russia.
It is mostly used by Pakistan than by China as the Chinese Air Force has acquired new generation aircraft like Russia's Sukhoi as well as array of home grown new planes including stealth aircraft.
The JF-17 is currently contending with India's Tejas and South Korea's FA-50, the Global Times report said.
"All related work is being carried out," for JF-17 Block 3 Yang was quoted as saying by the daily.
"The third block will see the JF-17's informatised warfare capability and weapons upgraded," Yang said.
杨伟称：“JF-17 Block 3的所有相关工作都在进行中。B3将看到JF-17的信息化作战能力和武器升级”
Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, told the Global Times that the JF-17 Block 3 is expected to be fitted with an active electronically scanned array radar, which can gather more information in combat, enabling the fighter jet to engage from a farther range and attack multiple targets at the same time.
北京军事分析家魏东旭告诉《环球时报》：“JF-17 Block 3预计将配备有源电子扫描阵列雷达，可以在战斗中收集更多信息，使战斗机能够从更远的距离同时攻击多个目标。”
Pakistan, the main user of the JF-17, could further share information between the fighter and other platforms, taking advantage of the whole combat system to effectively defend against strong opponents like India, Wei said.
With the new upgrade, Wei expects the JF-17 Block 3 to match an improved version of the F-16 fighter jet.
魏东旭预计随着新升级完成，JF-17 Block 3将与F-16战斗机的改进型相匹配。
Yang said that the development and batch production for the JF-17 Block 3 are going simultaneously, thanks to the broad experience.
Wei said this probably means while the upgrades like the new AESA radar are still in development, the airframe, which remains roughly the same, can be manufactured without waiting.
Once new developments are complete, they can be fitted on the airframe very fast, ensuring a quick delivery time, Wei said.
When asked about which countries have inquired about the JF-17 Block 3, Yang said "A lot of countries have come to buy. You sign [a contract for the JF-17], you benefit," he said.
当被问及哪些国家询问过JF-17 Block 3时，杨伟称:“来买的国家很多，签一个你就赚一个。”
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John Tulip - Pune - 2 days ago -Follow
Now is the time to remove Chinese from our world... We give them money they make our enemy strong..
Stop buying Chinese products ...
strong cow - cow land - 2 days ago
While Indians are debating to buy French Rafale, American F21 or Russian Su-35, Pakistan is making its own JF17s. India cow stronger? Not by buying foreign junks.
Omma Mandal - 2 days ago -Follow
Modi working to devide nation and world working to join nation''s. #pulwamawasModiBrainchild
Bad news India - mad cow temple - 2 days ago
Bad news for India, which can''t make even a simple rife.
Suresh Patak - Malaysia - 2 days ago
Upgrading china made fighter. Lol , all their so called fighter planes, missiles etc. perform well only on paper not in real world. Agree they steal technologies from US and Russia but yet they coudnt reproduce stolen technologies as it is. It makes India''s defence life easier as long as Pakistan uses chinese fighters etc.
Biduth Chakraborty - 2 days ago -Follow
JF-17 is No match Tejas. Nothing to worry! The real worry for Pak would be S-400 Triumf, expected to join the Force in mid of 2020 which could easily shot down multiple targets with 100% Accuracy from a range of 350 kms. Additionally, they have understood that F-16 is of NO use after being shot down by an inferior Foghter Jet MIG-21 Bison.
bhrgv.itbhargav - 2 days ago -Follow
Still it will take 10 years and then including in Pak army another 5 years. Until then India will be far far ahead.
Ehsan Habib - 2 days ago -Follow
Islamabad inked a deal with Beijing to acquire 250 more advanced and technologically sophisticated block III version of the JF -17 Thunder with new AESA radar, KJ-7A, that can track 15 targets and engage 4 targets simultaneously.
Ahmad Mushhood - 2 days ago -Follow
Poor Indians, this JF-17 have crushed their Mig-29 and one of their most advanced SU-30MKI aircraft, and still they are day dreaming for taking action against Pakistan.
Muzafar Beigh - 2 days ago -Follow
what options do you have, ur national team has OPPO in T-shirt!
Annepu Giridhar Rao - chennai - 2 days ago -Follow
How many countries have used these J17 in their warfare on recent air warfare battles outside china and Pakistan
Harmonica - 2 days ago -Follow
More heart-attacks for the upper-castes in Lok Kalyan Marg
Ttbg - 2 days ago -Follow
Israel doesn''t buy arms Align with them to make needed arms in India