There's not much that can beat a real thunder, but this Pakistani JF-17 Thunder gets very close! This example really showed a striking display at the Turkish International Airshow, held in June 2011 at Izmir-Cigli airbase. (Image © Dennis Spronk)

Pakistan brings JF-17 Thunder to the next level

There's not much that can beat a real thunder, but this Pakistani JF-17 Thunder gets very close! This example really showed a striking display at the Turkish International Airshow, held in June 2011 at Izmir-Cigli airbase. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
There’s not much that can beat a real thunder, but this Pakistani JF-17 Thunder gets very close! This example really showed a striking display at the Turkish International Airshow, held in June 2011 at Izmir-Cigli airbase. (Image © Dennis Spronk)

The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) will start producing an upgraded version of its with China co-developed JF-17 Thunder fighter-bomber. The announcement was made at the aircraft manufacturing plant in Kamra, where the PAC formally handed over the 50th JF-17 Thunder aircraft to Pakistan Air Force.

Exactly what will be new on the JF-17 Block II Thunder is somewhat vague, but they include partly new avionics, additional weapon options and an air-to-air refueling function.

Pakistan has plans for a total of 250 JF-17s, that will take over the fighter-bomber roles of old Mirage III, Mirage V and F-7s.

Source: Pakistan Aeronautical Complex

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