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Pakistan may deliver JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to Azerbaijan.

| 2019

In an interview to Vzglyad.Az, Lt General Tariq Khan said that the JF-17 Thunder fighter jets will undoubtedly display high efficiency during military operations and ensure the superiority of Azerbaijan over its enemies.

Pakistan may deliver JF 17 Thunder fighter jets to Azerbaijan PAC JF-17 Thunder (Picture source: Air Recognition)

The PAC JF-17 Thunder 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 JF-17 can deploy diverse ordnance, including air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and a 23 mm GSh-23-2 twin-barrel autocannon. Powered by a Guizhou WS-13 or Klimov RD-93 afterburning turbofan, it has a top speed of Mach 1.8

Talking about the effectiveness of JF-17 Thunder in mountainous areas, Lt General Tariq Khan said that it is a multi-purpose aircraft that can attack, defend, provide close support on the ground, provide combat air patrol and intercept.

Tariq Khan said that Pakistan exports JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Myanmar. He said that every year the interest of countries to the JF-17 Thunder aircraft continues to grow.

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