The JF-17 is a lightweight, single-engine, fourth-generation multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. It was designed to replace the A-5C, F-7P/PG, Mirage III, and Mirage V combat aircraft in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The JF-17 can be used for multiple roles, including interception, ground attack, anti-ship, and aerial reconnaissance.
Only Pakistan can make it Possible that a poor nation make a relatively modern fighter in a low price. The JF-17 has showed its performance in February 2019 against Indian Airforce. Here is what makes it better than America’s stealth aircraft F-35.
Having one of the lowest defence budget Pakistan has managed to build its modern military equipment. JF-17 Thunder is the hallmark of the defense production of Pakistan. Its friend China has transferred the technology to Pakistan, yet the South Asian nation has managed to add advanced features into its locally assembled JF-17 block II and block III. The Pakistani JF-17 has one big advantage over its competitors.
The largest advantage of the JF-17 is its cost. At only 15 million USD per plane in its most basic configuration, the JF-17 is far cheaper than any of its competitors, even used ones.
Block II JF-17s cost around 16 million, slightly higher than Block I. Myanmar has bought Block II for only 16 million per unit. This has been the key to the JF-17’s export success.