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- News and analysis related to Pakistan Air Force
- 14 dual seat JF-17B join PAF
- PAF also announced start of production of JF-17 Block III, which is supposed to come with AESA radar and other advanced features.
- In the rear, you can make-out 3 x Nigerian JF-17s. Image
- JF-17 Block 1 Sqn: 26, 16 (both ex A-5) and Combat Commander School
- JF-17 Block 2 Sqn: 2 (ex F-7P) (2016) (anti-ship role), 14 (2017), 28 (2018).
- In my opinion, there are ~100 JF-17 Block I/II in service
(images: squadron insignia on tails. Clockwise 26, 16, CCS and 2) ImageImageImageImage
Sqn names -
No.26 : Black Spiders
No.16 : Black Panther
CCS : Fierce Dragons
No.2 : Minhasians
No.14 : Tail Choppers
No.28 : Phoenixes
- JF-17B as part of 18 Sqn (Operational Conversion Unit) (OCU) (source: @WPCPSFION)
- Some of these new JF-17B are like to go to 18 Sqn OCU ImageImageImage
Patch of Sino-Pakistan joint air exercise Shaheen-IX. The dragon is obviously breaking-up a Rafale. Imagine making an joint air-exercise about a single fighter a/c of the common adversary?
The fear is palpable! Image

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