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Myanmar Air Force Confirms Purchase Of Jf-17 Thunder Fighter Jets

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Agent_47, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog IDF NewBie

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    The officers of the Myanmar Air Force confirmed that the purchase of a JF-17 «Thunder» fighter jets was approved. They said the order was part of a deal signed by China, Pakistan , and Myanmar.

    That was reported by East Pendulum.

    Earlier it was reported that Myanmar Air Force will seek to purchase 16 JF-17 Thunder multi-role plane. The JF-17 could be positioned as a viable replacement for Myanmar’s MiG-29, J-7M or Q-5 ground-attack aircraft.

    The Joint Fighter-17 (JF-17) Thunder (also named FC-1 Xiaolong ) multi-role fighter was jointly developed by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China and is jointly manufactured by Pakistan and China.

    The JF-17 / FC-1 is armed with GSh-23 dual-barrel 23mm cannon or GSh-30 dual-30mm cannon. The aircraft has seven hardpoints of which four are located under the wings, one under the fuselage and two mounted on the wingtips. It can carry up to 3,700kg payload.

    http://defence-blog.com/news/myanmar-air-force-confirms-purchase-of-jf-17-thunder-fighter-jets.html

    PS: Over the years we have seen so many Confirmation/denial drama of this aircraft deal, this might be just another one.
     
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  2. Lion of Rajputana

    Lion of Rajputana Captain FULL MEMBER

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    That's a failure on our part. Really hope we start producing Tejas already before Sri Lanka and other countries go the same route.
     
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    R!CK 2nd Lieutant REGISTERED

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    The JF-17 for Myanmar will be manufactured in China. There is a possibility of having JF-17 made from Pakistan being delivered to Nigeria in near term. Rest are just rumors. Delay in Tejas project literally leaves JF-17 with no competition in the cheap light multi-role fighter segment.

    Good Day!
     
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    BlackOpsIndia Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    How long does it take from North East to nearest Myanmar air field?

    Being closer to India and having good relations with both Myanmar military and Civilians I guess we can learn about it in a less risky way than when it was in Pakistan (ofcourse if there is anything to learn :) )

    If the plane is worthy we cant do much to stop its sale to other nations unless we got better alternative and if it is not upto the mark what better way to finish the reputation from an old customer review. For all I know and learned from others its definitely not a big threat to India and will be better if Pakistan can keep wasting money on it than on some good jets around that can actually do some damage.
     
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