TUNDER JET JF-17 DEMO
JF-17 Thunder Jet video display
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The PAC JF-17 Thunder (Urdu: جے ایف-١٧ گرج‎), or CAC FC-1 Xiaolong (Fierce Dragon;
Chinese:
枭龙; pinyin: Xiāo Lóng), is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role
combat aircraft developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC)
and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. The JF-17 can be used for
aerial reconnaissance, ground attack and aircraft interception. Its designation
"JF-17" by Pakistan is short for "Joint Fighter-17", while the designation and
name "FC-1 Xiaolong" by China means "Fighter China-1 Fierce Dragon".
The Pakistan Air Force plans to induct a twin-seater version for both enhanced
operational capability and training, known as the JF-17B by 2017.

JF-17 Block 2
Role Multirole combat aircraft
National origin China / Pakistan
Manufacturer Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group / Pakistan Aeronautical Complex
First flight 25 August 2003
Introduction 12 March 2007
Status In service
Primary user Pakistan Air Force
Produced In China: June 2007 - present
In Pakistan: January 2008 - present
Number built 100 + (including prototype)[1][2]
Program cost US$500 million
Unit cost
Block 1: US$~25 million
Block 2: US$ ~28 million
Block 3: US$ ~32 million(Planned)


JF-17 at the Le Bourget Airport for the Paris 2015 Airshow
JF-17 Thunder Jet photo gallery
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JF-17 at the Le Bourget Airport for the Paris 2015 Airshow