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JF-17 Thunder Pakistani Multirole Combat Aircraft

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"WEG"
"Aircraft"
"Fixed Wing Aircraft"
"Multirole Aircraft"
"Pakistan"
"PRO_Myanmar"
"PRO_Nigeria"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"Air"
"Tier2"
notes"The JF-17 Thunder Pakistani Multirole Combat is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. It was designed to replace the A-5C, F-7P/PG, Mirage III, and Mirage V combat aircraft in the Pakistan Air Force. The JF-17 can be used for multiple roles, including interception, ground attack, anti-ship, and aerial reconnaissance. Its designation "JF-17" by Pakistan is short for "Joint Fighter-17", while the designation and name "FC-1 Xiaolong" by China means "Fighter China-1 Fierce Dragon"."
dateOfIntroduction2007
countryOfOrigin"Pakistan"
proliferation"Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan"
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"Myanmar"
"Nigeria"
"Pakistan"
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name"JF17 THUNDER PAK"
string"01.02.165.001.015.000.000"
images
"PAC_JF-17_Thunder(A).jpg"
"PAC_JF-17_Thunder(B).jpg"
"PAC_JF-17_Thunder(C).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation(s)"
value"JF-17 THunder"
name"Primary Function / Type"
value"Multirole Combat Aircraft"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Pakistan Aeronautical Complex"
name"Crew"
value"1 (single-seat) or 2 (dual-seat)"
name"Number of Engines"
value"1"
units"ea"
name"Number of Hard Points"
value"7 (2 × wing-tip, 4 × under-wing, 1 × under-fuselage) with capacity for dual ejector racks on each under-wing hardpoint"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"14.93 m"
name"Width (Wing Span)"
value"9.44 m"
name"Height"
value"4.77 m"
name"Wing Area"
value"24.43 m2"
name"Empty Weight"
value"6,586 kg"
name"Max Takeoff Weight"
value"12,700 kg"
name"Payload"
value"4,600 kg"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"1 × Klimov RD-93MA afterburning turbofan with digital electronic engine control (DEEC)"
name"Number of Engines"
value"1"
units"ea"
name"Engine Type"
value"Afterburning Turbofan"
name"Engine Power"
value"50.4 kN (11,300 lbf) thrust [197] dry, 85.6 kN (19,200 lbf) with afterburner"
name"Maximum Speed"
value"Mach 1.6"
name"Cruise Speed"
value"1,359 km/h"
name"Stall Speed"
value"150 km/h"
name"Maximum Range"
value"2,500 km"
name"Combat Range"
value"1,352 km"
name"Ferry Range"
value"3,500 km"
name"Service Ceiling"
value"16,930 m"
name"G Limits"
value"+8/-3 (limited by flight control system)"
name"Rate of Climb"
value"300 m/s"
name"Main Gun System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23"
name"Type"
value"Autocannon"
name"Caliber"
value"23"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"1,387 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"1,000 mm"
name"Weight"
value"49.2 kg"
name"Barrels"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Action"
value"Gas principle"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"3,400–3,600 rounds/min"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"715 m/s"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle, Autocannon"
name"Caliber"
value"23"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"23x115 mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Main Missile Systems"
sections
name"Main Missile System #1"
properties
name"Name"
value"PL-5EII"
name"Type"
value"Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Luoyang Electro-Optics Technology Development Centre (EOTDC), Hanzhong Nanfeng Machine Factor"
name"Length"
value"2.893 m"
name"Diameter"
value"0.127 m"
name"Wingspan"
value"0.617 m"
name"Weight"
value"83 kg"
name"Warhead"
value"6 kg blast-frag, or expanding rod (RF-fuse)"
name"Detonation Mechanism"
value"Active infrared, laser proximity fuse"
name"Engine"
value"Solid-fuel rocket"
name"Operational Range"
value"16~18 km"
name"Maximum Speed"
value"Mach 2.5"
name"Guidance System"
value"Infrared homing, multi-element, dual band detector"
name"Main Missile System #2"
properties
name"Name"
value"PL-9C"
name"Type"
value"Infrared-Homing Air-to-Air Missile"
name"Length"
value"2.9 m"
name"Diameter"
value"0.157 m"
name"Wingspan"
value"0.856 m"
name"Weight"
value"115 kg"
name"Warhead"
value"11.8 kg blast-frag, or expanding rod (RF-fuse)"
name"Detonation Mechanism"
value"laser proximity fuse"
name"Engine"
value"Solid-fuel rocket"
name"Operational Range"
value"22 km (PL-9C, air-to-air), > 8km (surface-to-air)"
name"Flight Altitude"
value"4.5k m (surface-to-air)"
name"Maximum Speed"
value"Mach 2+"
name"Guidance System"
value"multi-element infrared"
name"Main Missile System #3"
properties
name"Name"
value"AIM-9L"
name"Type"
value"Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Raytheon Company Ford Aerospace Loral Corp."
name"Length"
value"3.02 m"
name"Diameter"
value"127.0 mm"
name"Wingspan"
value"279.4 mm"
name"Weight"
value"85.3 kg"
name"Warhead Type"
value"WDU-17/B annular blast-frag"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"9.4 kg"
name"Detonation Mechanism"
value"IR proximity fuze"
name"Engine"
value"Hercules/Bermite Mk. 36 Solid-fuel rocket"
name"Operational Range"
value"1.0 to 35.4 km"
name"Maximum Speed"
value"Mach 2.5+"
name"Guidance System"
value"Infrared homing"
name"Bomb Weapon Systems"
sections
name"Bomb #1"
properties
name"Name"
value"Mark 82"
name"Type"
value"Unguided General-Purpose Bomb"
name"Length"
value"2.22 m"
name"Diameter"
value"273 mm"
name"Weight"
value"227 kg"
name"Filling"
value"Tritonal, Minol (explosive) or Composition H6"
name"Filling Weight"
value"87 kg"
name"Cook Off Time"
value"approximately 2 minutes 30 seconds."
name"Bomb #2"
properties
name"Name"
value"Mark 83"
name"Type"
value"Unguided General-Purpose Bomb"
name"Length"
value"3000 mm"
name"Diameter"
value"357 mm"
name"Weight"
value"459 kg"
name"Filling"
value"Tritonal, Minol or Composition H6"
name"Filling Weight"
value"202 kg"
name"Note"
value"The Mk 83 is a streamlined steel casing containing 445 lb (202 kg) of tritonal high explosive. When filled with PBXN-109 thermally insensitive explosive, the bomb is designated BLU-110."
name"Bomb #3"
properties
name"Name"
value"Mark 84"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Bomb"
name"Length"
value"3280 mm"
name"Diameter"
value"458 mm"
name"Weight"
value"925 kg"
name"Filling"
value"Tritonal, Minol or Composition H6"
name"Filling Weight"
value"429 kg"
name"Note"
value"It is a streamlined steel casing filled with 945 lb (429 kg) of Tritonal high explosive."
name"Fire Control / Avionics"
properties
name"Fire Control Radar"
value"KLJ-7 v2 Airborne Pulse Doppler Fire-Control Radar ( Range-150 km for 3m2 RCS aircraft.)"
name"Radar Warning Receiver"
value"Northrop Grumman ALR-67 Rader Warning Recever (RWR)"
name"Airborne Missile Approach Warning System"
value"S740 Airborne Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS)"
name"Tactical Data Link"
value"Link-17 Tactical Data Link and the MIL-STD-1760 data-bus"
name"Advanced Targeting Pod Electro-Optical Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Targeting System"
value"Aselsan ASELPOD Advanced Targeting Pod Electro-Optical Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Targeting System"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Stealth Properties"
value"INA"
name"Heat Signature Reduction"
value"INA"
name"Add on Armor"
value"INA"
name"EW Counter Measures"
value"Indra ALQ-500P Electronic Countermeasure (ECM)"
name"Chaffs/Flares"
value"Yes"
name"Jamming Pod"
value"KG300G Airborne Self-Protection Jamming Pod and KG600 Airborne Self-Protection Jamming Pod"
variants
name"JF-17A Block 1"
notes"Single-seat variant. Production in China began in June 2006. The first three Chinese weapons to be integrated are the PL-5E II AAM, the SD-10 AAM, and the C-802A anti-shipping missile. Block 1 aircraft had performed "better than expected" according to PAF Air Commodore Junaid. Production of Block 1 was completed on 18 December when the fiftieth aircraft—58% of which was produced in Pakistan—was delivered. A Block 1 JF-17 had cost approximately US$15 million per unit."
name"JF-17A Block 2"
notes"Single-seat variant. Production began on 18 December 2013 and initial testing began on 9 February 2015. These aircraft have air-to-air refuelling capability, improved avionics, enhanced load carrying capacity, data link, and electronic warfare capabilities. The construction will continue until 2016, after which the manufacture of Block 3 is planned. A Block 2 JF-17 costs approximately US$25 million per unit. Chairman of PAC, Air Marshal Javaid Ahmed said: "We will hand over 16 Block-II JF-17s to the PAF every year", and that the manufacturing plant has the capacity to produce 25 units in a year. According to local media, PAC rolled out the 16th Block 2 aircraft in December 2015 enabling the JF-17's 4th squadron formation. The JF-17B is a tandem two seat version would start testing in September 2016."
name"JF-17A Block 3"
notes"Single-seat variant. Projected to feature further avionics advancements such as helmet-mounted display and sight (HMD/S) system, a new single panel multi-functional display (MFD), an active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar paired with an infrared search and track (IRST) system, and a cockpit with a flight-control stick on the side, an NRIET KLJ-7A AESA radar, more use of composites, a new engine, and a two-seater cockpit option, with a top speed of 2.0+ Mach. Pakistani Air Force officials have described it as a "fourth generation plus" fighter jet. According to unconfirmed media reports the induction is expected to start around 2019. As of September 2016, the design of the JF-17 Block III has been finalized. The PAF is expected to place an order for 50 JF-17 Block-III fighter jets in the first half of 2017."
name"JF-17B Block 2"
notes"Dual-seat variant, 8 of which were rolled out at PAC Kamra in December 2019. Its multi-roles include use as a (i) JF-17 conversion trainer; (ii) Lead-In Fighter Trainer (LIFT); (iii) ground-attack aircraft; and (iv) reconnaissance aircraft. The production of the first JF-17B was initiated by Pakistan and China in 2016. On 28 April 2017, the JF-17B took its maiden test flight in Chengdu"
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