Clarification regarding engine used on the JF-17 Block III:
3 days ago Argentinian defence publication Aviacionline had published an interview of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex’s Marketing & Sales Director, Air Commodore Moazzam Piracha and quoted him as saying that the engine
used on the JF-17 Block III will be neither the RD-93MA or the Chinese WS-13, but rather the baseline RD-93 used on earlier Blocks. After confirming with both the Pakistan Air Force and the PAC, we can confirm that Aviocionline misquoted the Air Commodore in their article. We
will be seeking a clarification from them if this misquote was a genuine translation error or deliberate. We can also confirm that the RD-93MA is indeed the engine to be used on the PAC JF-17A Block III. The RD-93MA is an advanced variant of the RD-93, featuring 10-15% more
thrust, increased thermodynamic parameters, more efficiency, a larger fan, a new automatic digital engine control system, more safety features and more flying hours between maintenance. The new engine,
more use of composites and less weight due to a three-axis FBW system has increased the JF-17 Block III’s MTOW, external load capacity (now 5 tonnes), ferry range, range of action/combat range, top speed (now Mach 1.9-2.0) and gives more power to the advanced EW systems onboard.

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