JF17 -Blk3 CHENGDU REPORTEDLY ACHIEVES MILESTONE

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In terms of flight performance Pakistani pilots put jF-17 equivalent with F-16.
BlkIII is expected to have AESA radar as a major upgrade, along side HMS.
F-16 has higher payload and ferry range. jF17 BlkII already have IFR to compensate the ferry range /loiter time.
F-16 on the other hand is expensive and is limited in flexibility of upgrades. Basically, F-16 is a black box for its customers.
jF-17 has low RCS, it's low weight, modern ECM, modular in design, low cost, easy to fly, easy to service, easy integration.
I think I have seen PAF f-16 with an indigenous missile hocked up in it.
 

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Looks stunning. Pakistan should try the bird on the Houthies & AQAD in Yemen.
for a while PAC/CAC were keen on testing JF-17 in Yemen to boost exports for the JF-17 and rumorly the Saudi Air Force has interest in the JF-17, but it would most likely be Block III of the JFT.
on the other note, CAC/PAC offered Egypt JF-17 with local production and supplied kits.
 

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How do you folks rate III in comparison to the f-16? will it outperform if not already?
JF was designed with the help of Pilots who flew F-16 that is why there are certain similarities between them , PAF goal was to build JF more or less like F-16 so they can add Quality without compromising the Quantity .
 

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Further, what's in news about jF-17 blk3:

1- Production has been started, officially confirmed.
2- As we already know, It will have integrated but more elaborate EW suit system.
3- More advance data sharing and integration with other plat forms, claimed (by officials) to be top in the market.
4- Data link is also upgraded.
5- Additional fuel pockets in wings.
 
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There is a raised spine of the jF-17 in picture below the nose cone with AESA.
Is this one of the change in jF-17 blk-3!
It is looking like AVIC is still leading the AESA race for jF-17.
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