JF-17 Thunder ~ The Best Joint Venture Technological Birds of Pakistan

Joint Fighter ~ JF-17 Thunder

In 1995, Pakistan’s venture with China inked a memorandum to start a new fighter jet F-17 which is later called JF-17 thunder. The advanced technology of the Joint Fighter-17 thunder is a mixture of the West China’s technology which is used in this bird is 4-plus-generation fighter jet with single-engine, the fighter plane has newly developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China.

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) inducted double–seat variant in a single-engine JF-17 thunder last year in 2020, PAF already used JF-17 related to a single-seat variant ever since induction in PAF.

Joint Fighter JF-17 fighter jet is a Multirole fighter jet with a maximum speed of Mach 1.6 (1975 kmph), with a maximum takeoff weight of 12,383 kg. JF-17 is using a Klimov RD-93 afterburning turbofan engine and has a 49.4 kN dry thrust and 85.3 kN with an afterburner, JF-17 thunder has a length of 14.93 m and a wingspan of 9.48 m.

Technological Birds of Pakistan JF-17 thunder carries air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, laser-guided bombs, and China’s Airborne Pulse-Doppler fire-control Radar on-board.

The maximum T/W (thrust to weight ratio) of JF-17 is 0.84:0.95, besides; it has Sustained Turn Rate (STR) of JF-17 thunder is 14.4 degrees per second with Instantaneous Turn Rate (ITR) of JF-17 thunder is 24.4 degrees per second.

JF-17 thunder’s radar is KLJ-7 (can be improved in coming blocks 2, and block 3), having a detection range of 105 km. JF-17 has an in-service life of 4000 flying hours.

However, in the next block 3 AESA radars will be used for a better approach of the joint fighter jet to perform even better.

Additionally, this fighter jet is also used by other countries including Myanmar, and Nigeria, these countries are also interested in the forthcoming JF-17 thunder block 3. Just not these countries but Srilanka is also showing interest in this aircraft as well.

The Aerodynamics of the aircraft is using a Bifurcated side air inlet with the incorporation of the latest BUMP intake technology for improved performance, which helps to enhance maneuverability of the aircraft.

The weapon’s capability of this aircraft is firmly enhanced, it can use 70-100 km beyond visual ranged (BVR) missiles technology.

Technological Birds of Pakistan is equipped with a modern weapon management system combined with precise delivery approaches, and a flight control solution system with minimum piolet workload

It is well-appointed with highly agile imaging infrared short-range missiles, air to air and air to sea missile, anti-radiation missiles, laser-guided weapons, runway penetration bombs, general-purpose bombs, training bombs, 23 mm double-barrel gun included.

Technological Birds of Pakistan JF-17 thunder, the pride of Pakistan, is an advanced lightweight fighter jet that can easily work in bad weather or on a dark night.

It has the world ranking of number 11, and the capability to face Russian Mig-29, SU-30, and Indian HAL Tejas, Mig-21. Moreover, its upcoming block 3 has the capability to beat F16 block 52 in technology which is made by Lockheed Martin America. It has a low maintenance cost owing to the single engine.  

Image Courtesy

Image Courtesy

Read About | Dunk Pakistani New Drama Serial – ARY Digital

Faheem Raza

Published by
Faheem Raza

Recent Posts

What is Cryptocurrency – Important Things to Understand

What is Cryptocurrency There is much buzz around cryptocurrencies these days because a lot is…

3 months ago

The Impacts of Economic Warfare on Global Markets and Trade

Economic Warfare Economic warfare is a term that is often used to describe the use…

3 months ago

The Stigma Surrounding Depression: Breaking down Barriers and myths to Mental Health Care

Stigma Surrounding Depression Depression is a common mental health disorder that affects millions of people…

3 months ago

Human Rights Violations in Pakistan: A Critical Look at the Issues and Possible Solutions

Human Rights Violations in Pakistan Pakistan is a country located in South Asia that has…

3 months ago

Prices hike and the month of Ramadan

Ramadan, a month of blessing known as the “Spring of Deeds”. A month in which…

3 months ago

Religious Extremism and the life of Pakistan

Religious Extremism akistan is a land in which sets of different religions are involved. Among…

3 months ago

This website uses cookies.