Jf-17 thunder block-2 is under construction in real ????
There has been a great influence in south Asia about this new 4.5 generation fighter jet avionics and its construction after JF-17 block 1
JF-17 thunder block-2 is said to be having a more advanced AESA radar than block-1...it is said to have 11 hard points and the thing astonishing me was that it will be a stealth variant(not stealth) and a TVC supported modified engine WS-13
so i wanna ask that if someone have a real point about its existence?
They are both photoshopped (no, the 1st is not JSF).
the block 1- is not even completely a fly-by-wire one , is there any effort to make the block 2 a complete fly by wire one??
also all the upgrades like t.v.c or A E S A or block-1 version is having 7 hard points and if they are increasing it to 11 hard points then they have to strengthen the fuselage and structural design .. all these things cost something, right ?? ,
block-1 was offered at some ~ 16 mil $
beco'z of this most countries like egypt, bangladesh, african and south .asian countries (which are having low defence budget spending)are trying to buy this
because it is filling the roll of a fighter (not exactly) and comes cheaply. but the block 2 version( if really being developed as you said ) will cost more which could also show some effect on export, so the chineese who made this jf-17 only to export will also consider this .
Block 1: US$15–20 million (estimated)
Block 2: US$20–25 million
i will surely like to call JF-17 thunder block-2 a 4.5 generation fighter..
the specification i am provided by well-vetted sources from Pakdef about block-2 are more powerful weapon mission management computer, store management system, powerful Defense Aid System including MAWS new version SE-3, superior avionics, communication suite, improved full spectrum of electronic warfare suite, radar could be small AESA of J-10 or KLJ-7B version with more range, modes, anti jamming, composite will increase from 8 to 30 or 40% allowing weight reduction and chin mounted hard point (s), IRST is there most likely. It is an overall improvement of first batch.
block-2 will have AESA radars similar to those observed on the J-10B. The integrated avionics, sensors and EW suite is entirely Chinese and is believed to be at the level of Europes best planes. The AESA radar is a slightly smaller version of the one being utilized for the J-10B. The radar is highly sophisticated and its installation is beyond the present capacity at PAC Kamra and will thus require the aircraft to take a trip to Nanjing, China.
The Block II will be the standard version to be used in the PAF with the older Block I
JF-17 Block 2 – Ordered by the PAF in 2011, includes "enhanced features" Believed to be fitted with a Chinese AESA radar, Infra-red search and track (IRST) system and improved electronic counter-measures (ECM) suite. Also believed to incorporate greater use of composite materials for reducing airframe weight and possibly a thrust vector control (TVC) engine.
What else required for a 4.5 generation fighter??
i guess its entire configuration is totally suitable to meet Rafael and Eurofighters
please i will like expertise to comment on this thread...
A Gen 4.5 fighter for less than $30 million, now thats bound to put the Europeans out of business.
I can't believe the Typhoon and Mirage cost SOOO much money.
It's about capability and the integration of that capability into the overall force capability.
Its pretty damn useless having a $30m fighter that can't use systems that are required to be able to fight wwithin the rest of yours and your allies force construct.
In addition, its about the requirements and confidence that the user is going to have about using a product that lacks engineering and/or design pedigree relevant to their needs.
cost is the lowest common denominator when you do your initial platform evaluations - in fact we exclude any cost or financial data when evaluating systems so that the evaluation team don't get sidetracked or polluted by some notion of cost impact.
Cost is a consideration mainly at the logistics tail - and is usually 50% min of the initial procurement cost over the life of the platform.
You can't dumb down platform costs as a measure of potential capability - and it does not mean that you have more money left over to integrate your preferred gear (as the indians have discovered a few times)
and now the budget for jf-17 thunder block-2 is set to be just 25$ million being a 4.5 generation fighter
there is none - and thats because none exists.
at a technical detail and capability comparison, NONE of that is in the public domain
There is NONE in the public domain, and if someone is coming onto the internet proclaiming privileged info then that is just errant nonsense.
I'd expect anyone who wanted to enthusiastically make such claims to demonstrate a degree of technical expertise and literacy and being able to articulate such benefits in a manner where any number of the defence professional SME's in here could look at the response and start critiquing it at the technology level.
I'd expect at a minimum someone with such claims to be able to provide a coherent gap analysis of the developments.
I have not seen a scintilla of technical comprehension and/or awareness of the issues or technical nuances demonstrated to date.
Bear in mind that in this forum there are rated fighter pilots who have served or who are currently serving and who fly current hi-technology assets, there are ewarfare specialists, there are people who have done tac planning, there are people who have done design and development, there are aircraft engineers in here, and there is no shortage of people who have engineering, technical or industry involvement. All of those people have had their claims to expertise and/or involvement validated.
If someone claims proficiency and expertise in an area, then these people will sniff out whether its robust and credible within a very narrow window of time,
Claims are claims, they have to stand and pass the BS test.
Why doesn't China use the JF-17 that it designed itself?
China designed the JF-17 with Pakistan and must have spent millions and millions of dollars developing it, only not to use it ?
Pakistan is buying it in masses and other air forces seem interested in it so the fighter is battle worthy.
Yet China doesn't plan on introducing itself and YET is still upgrading the JF-17(Apparently a stealth variant and upgraded JF-17's are being designed).
Was the JF-17 all along an export intended jet which China planned on making large profits from ? I mean Pakistan has order 250 of them. That's plenty of money !. The low cost means that many air forces around the world can buy a fourth generation jet for a low cost making it very attractive.
its a pakistan based fighter
the pac jf-17 or the CAC FC-1 Xiaolong was specifically made as per the requirements of the aging pakistani fleet comprising of Dassault Mirage III/5, Chengdu F-7 .
considering the state pakistan is in , it probably needed affordable , cheap to maintain 4th generation multi role combat aircraft.
but its not as though only pakistan is vying for this fighter . the egyptian military is planning to procure the jf 17 in co-operation with pakistan. HELL even the azerbaijani , sudanese and zimbabwe have ordered the jf 17's, iran , bangladesh and nigeria are potential buyers.
as far as china not procuring the jf 17 is concernd , it probably is betting on its FGFA j20 .
The question to ask is, does the JF-17 offer the sort of capability at the sort of price to warrant it's purchase?
One has to ask the question does the JF-17 provide any extra capability to the PLAAF that the current and under development air craft don't? Is there any need for the JF-17 in the PLAAF?
With su-30s/27s, J-11A/BS and J-10Bs and other air craft under development like the J-10 and so called J-xx, China already has enough different type pf fighters, would it want to add another 4th gen air craft to its list.
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