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The Block III variant of JF-17 will be the country’s first 4.5-generation aircraft and most advanced jet equipped with a modern radar system, upgraded sensors, software, and engine to adapt to rapidly evolving technologies.

President of Islamabad-based Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS) – retired Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan told “One of the key features will be the world’s most advanced Airborne Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar”. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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The new variant of the combat and battle-proven JF-17 fighter jet “will attract international interest as it will be the only aircraft of its type packing advanced features but is also affordable,” he added.

Nigeria and Myanmar are the first export customers for the JF-17 while Malaysia, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Iraq have expressed interest. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});