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PAKISTAN Could Buy Several Squadrons Of CHINESE J-11B Air Superiority Fighter Jet As Potential Anti-Dote For indian Rafale Jet:
Reports from reliable sources suggested that PAKISTAN could be the potential buyer of CHINA’s Next Generation J-11B Air Superiority Fighter Jet as a potential Anti-Dote for indian Rafale fighter jet.
The J-11B is a next Generation Fighter Jet that also participated in the last session of PAKISTAN CHINA Joint Air Force Drills dubbed as Shaheen-IX Series Exercise.
The J-11B Fighter Aircraft is equipped with the upgraded Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar among other significant upgrades that would strengthen the requirement for PAKISTAN AIR FORCE to acquire modern, yet affordable fighter jet. The AESA Radar can simultaneously engage both the aerial and ground targets up to the range of 450 Kilometers.
It is pertinent to mention that PAKISTAN AIR FORCE CHIEF, CHIEF OF AIR STAFF (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also flew the “Air Superiority Sortie in a Hi-Tech CHINESE Fighter Jet’ during the concluding phase of the Shaheen-IX Bilateral Air Drills between PAF and PLAAF.
Interestingly, neither PAKISTAN AIR FORCE (PAF) nor PEOPLE’s LIBERATION ARMY AIR FORCE (PLAAF) confirms the type of Aircraft flown by PAK AIR CHIEF Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.
However, the details released by both the Brotherly Forces PAF and PLAAF suggest that CHINESE PEOPLE’s LIBERATION ARMY AIR FORCE (PLAAF) brought undisclosed numbers of J-19s and J-11s Fighter Jet, among other assets, to Brotherly Country PAKISTAN for Shaheen-IX Bilateral Air Drills.
The PLAAF has termed both the fighter jet as highly maneuverable multi-role Aircraft. The Twin-engine powered J-11B termed as the Air-Superiority Fighter Jet suitable for Air to Air and Ground Attacks.
The newly upgraded and modernized J-11B Fighter Jet possesses a significant advantage over the Third Block of JF-17 Thunder, due to its newly added AESA radar, increased engine power and options to equip a large number of lethal Air to Air and Air to Ground Missiles and Bomb.
Mass Production of JF-17 Block-3 Started in PAKISTAN:
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE has announced the indigenous mass production of much anticipated JF-17 Block-3 fighter jet at PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra. The Bulk production of JF-17 Thunder was started by CAS Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan after he installed the first rivet in the very first indigenous jet of JF-17 Block-3.
Reportedly, the JF-17 Thunder Block-3 would be the most advanced and hi-tech Air Superiority Jet in the inventory of PAKISTAN AIR FORCE. The JF-17 Block 3 would be packed with state of the art KLJ-7A Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar, Helmet Mounted Display and Sight System (HMD/S), 3-Axis Fly-by-Wire System (FBW), Advanced Electronic Suite and compatibility with lethal Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missiles, notably CHINESE PL-15 Long Range BVR Missile.
It is important to mention that both Iron Brother Countries, PAKISTAN and CHINA, have already shortened the production timeline of JF-17 Thunder to 15 days. So, it is expected that PAKISTAN Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Karma could easily produce and construct 1-2 JF-17 Block-3 Fighter Jet in its facility.
Interoperability of PAF And PLAAF:
The PAKISTAN AIR CHIEF, CHIEF OF AIR STAFF (CAS) Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan highly appreciated the CHINESE Military technology by saying that it is on par with the modern contemporary requirements in order to meet the complex challenges of hybrid modern warfare.
On the occasion, CHIEF OF AIR STAFF (CAS) Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar khan emphasized the importance and significance with different assets, including the Air Defense Systems, Aircraft, Communication System and Drones.
According to the press release of PAF, “It was heartening to see the two air forces inter-operating across a wide spectrum of airpower employment options.”
With the help of more interoperability, both PAKISTAN and CHINA could easily use the hi-tech Military Aviation Equipment to synergize their combined combatant system.
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