Pakistan wins first jet order at Paris Air Show: spokesman


Pakistan has won the first-ever order for its JF-17 Thunder jet fighter, an air force spokesman said Monday, as the revamped plane dazzled crowds at the Paris Air Show. Pakistan has been years without a buyer for its first home-made jet, which was designed with the help of close ally China.

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Pakistan to get 110 fighter jets from China, as both nations forge close defence ties


China will provide 110 latest JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to Pakistan as the two countries forge closer defence cooperation following President Xi Jinping’s visit to Islamabad earlier this week. China will deliver the first batch of 50 jets over a period of three years, PTI reported citing Radio Pakistan.

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Dassault Mirage 5 military aircraft crashes in Pakistan

A Dassault Mirage 5 supersonic attack aircraft operated by the Pakistani air force has crashed in Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab.

The French-built and two-seat aircraft was on a routine training mission when it went down in Jhang district of the province, located more than 400 kilometers (248 miles) south of the capital, Islamabad, on Monday.

The aircraft’s pilot survived the crash as he ejected successfully. An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the accident.

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Pakistan hankers after China’s J-31 stealth fighter


China’s J-31 fifth-generation stealth fighter jet, which will be fitted with a made-in-China engine, is being highly sought after by Pakistan, reports the state-run China News Service.

The J-31, also known as “Gyrfalcon” or Falcon Hawk by some military enthusiasts, is a twin-engine, mid-size fighter currently under development by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. The jet revealed some new additions last week at the 10th Zhuhai Airshow in southern China’s Guangdong province, displaying a metallic film designed to improve stealth and prevent radar waves from penetrating the inside of the cockpit.

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JF 17 deputy project director says No to J 10B, But open to 5th Gen Fighter


What has been said in whispers is now confirmed that Pakistani air force is unlikely to procure Latest Chinese 4th Generation J-10B fighter aircraft
, Air Commodore Khalid Mehmood who is also Deputy project director for JF-17 Thunder in a recent interview to Air Force monthly has confirmed
that Pakistani Air Force is unlikely to get their hands on Latest DSI (Diverterless supersonic inlet) variant of J-10 fighter aircraft dubbed has J-10B…

Pakistani buying helps China become 3rd biggest exporter of military jets

Pakistan has made it possible for China to win the third slot among the world’s exporters of multi-role jet fighters after the United States and Russia, the Chinese government controlled website, said…