Germany puts its first Eurofighters into service

AFP, The German air force announced Friday that it had officially put its first five Eurofighter jets into service in the northern city of...

China, Pak Joint Venture to Produce JF-17

PTI, LONDON --- A joint venture between China and Pakistan will begin initial production of 16 Joint Fighter-17 (JF-17) Thunder fighters in 2006, according...

Norway could drop US fighter plans in favour of Sweden's Gripen

AFP, OSLO: Norway threatened on Wednesday to withdraw its collaboration in a new US combat plane, the Joint Strike Fighter, in favour of Sweden's...

Edwards Test Team Fires F-16

US Air Force, EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --- A test team from the Global Power Fighters Combined Test Force fired the newest variant...

Iraq's new air force to rise again from desert ditches

AFP, BAGHDAD: Warplanes buried in desert sands and pilots who have barely flown for a decade are all that are left of Saddam Hussein's...

The FC-1/JF-17 'Thunder' – Future prospects [ Part 5 ]

DefenceTalk.com, Part 5 Future prospects From the PLAAF's standpoint, the JF-17 offers modest capabilities to the options China could acquire. Older types such as the J-8H/F...

The FC-1/JF-17 'Thunder' – The roles of the JF-17 for the PAF and PLAAF...

DefenceTalk.com, Part 4 The roles of the JF-17 for the PAF and PLAAF In virtually every static display JF-17 mock-ups were featured in air to air...

The FC-1/JF-17 'Thunder' – Electronic systems [ Part 3 ]

Defencetalk.com / Amjad Afaf, Part 3 Electronic systems As with every modern fighter aircraft, electronics and weapons systems have a direct bearing on mission effectiveness as...

The FC-1/JF-17 'Thunder' – Chengdu and FC-1/JF-17's development [Part 2]

Defencetalk.com / Amjad Afaf, Part 2 Chengdu and FC-1/JF-17's development Many commentators have been dismissive of Chinese design and research capabilities. However, these allegations are based...