JF-17 Thunder Exports Estimated at 5 billion

 Pakistani fighter Catic JF-17 Thunder has been demonstrated at an airshow in Farnborough.
It has attracted the interest of a number of countries including Azerbaijan.
JF-17 Thunder fighter was initially developed by Chinese engineersfor the needs of the Pakistani army. First fighters JF-17 Thunder(Chinese FC-1 Saolun) were supplied to the Pakistani armed forces in2007.
Now the project is entering a new level and the Chinese-Pakistani producers are searching ways to the international market.

Among potential customers who demonstrated interest to theinnovation are Azerbaijan, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Venezuela and a numberof other countries.
Earlier, the press spread information about an agreement withAzerbaijan regarding the purchase of at least 24 JF-17 fightersestimated at about $17m each, which envisions the volumes of supply atabout $500,000,000.

The JF-17 fighter is 14 m in length, the wing span is 8.5 m and it is equipped with RD-93 engine and china is developing a new engine WS-13 with 100KN thurst with it.
The capacity of the plane is 3720 kg, the battle radius at thefighter version is 1200 km, maximal flight range is 3000 km. It can beequipped with different types of air-air and air-land rockets, as wellas air bombs.

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