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Three JF-17 fighter aircraft left Pakistan to participate in Paris Air Show 2015

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Paris Air Show 2015
International Paris Air Show
15 - 21 June 2015
Paris - Le Bourget, France
 
 
 
Three JF-17 fighter aircraft left Pakistan to participate in Paris Air Show 2015
 
A three ship formation of JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft along with a contingent from the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) comprising pilots and technicians departed from an Operational PAF Air Base, Sunday , to participate in forthcoming Paris Air Show. One JF-17 aircraft will perform in the flying display and the other will be on static display throughout the show.
     
A three ship formation of JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft along with a contingent from the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) comprising pilots and technicians departed from an Operational PAF Air Base, Sunday , to participate in forthcoming Paris Air Show. One JF-17 aircraft will perform in the flying display and the other will be on static display throughout the show. PAF's PAC JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft
     
The JF-17 Thunder aircraft has already participated in various air shows of the world, including Farnborough Air Show (United Kingdom), Zhuhai Air Show (China), Turkish Air Show (Turkey) and Dubai Air Show (United Arab Emirates).

The aircraft is also poised to become the mainstay of the Pakistan Air Force, as the PAF plans to replace its ageing fleet of fighter aircraft with JF-17s.

The PAC JF-17 Thunder, or CAC FC-1 Xiaolong (Fierce Dragon), is a light-weight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by the Pakistan Air Force, the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAC) of China. Its designation "JF-17 Thunder" by Pakistan is short for "Joint Fighter-17", while the designation "FC-1 Xiaolong" by China means "Fighter China-1 Fierce Dragon".

The JF-17 is powered by a single Russian RD-93 turbofan engine, which is a variant of the RD-33 engine used on the Mig-29 fighter.

JF-17 can be armed with up to 3,629 kg (8,000 lb) of air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, as well as other equipment, mounted externally on the aircraft's seven hardpoints.

At least 50 JF-17 Thunder Block I have been delivered, and production is shifting on a batch of 50 improved Block II airplanes.