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Is Malaysia Inching Toward Purchasing the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Fighter?
March 27, 2019

Is Malaysia Inching Toward Purchasing the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Fighter?

By Ankit Panda
Malaysia is getting closer to making a final call on the JF-17 as two competitors loom.

Pakistan’s JF-17 Fighter Jet to Be Upgraded With Chinese Radar
April 02, 2018

Pakistan’s JF-17 Fighter Jet to Be Upgraded With Chinese Radar

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The JF-17 will reportedly be upgraded with a Chinese-made active electronically scanned-array radar system.
Pakistan Stands Up New Fighter Squadron
March 08, 2018

Pakistan Stands Up New Fighter Squadron

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Pakistan Air Force inaugurated a new JF-17 fighter squadron in Quetta last month.

Pakistan Still Eying JF-17 Thunder Fighter Sale to Sri Lanka
February 23, 2017

Pakistan Still Eying JF-17 Thunder Fighter Sale to Sri Lanka

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Pakistan is trying to convince Sri Lanka to purchase the JF-17 fighter jet, despite Indian pressure.

Pakistan to Order 50 More Fighter Jets in 2017
February 08, 2017

Pakistan to Order 50 More Fighter Jets in 2017

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Pakistan military is likely to place an order for an additional 50 JF-17 fighter jets this year.

Azerbaijan's Growing Military Cooperation With Pakistan
January 13, 2017

Azerbaijan's Growing Military Cooperation With Pakistan

By Fuad Shahbazov
Baku is seeking out increased defense imports from Pakistan, including JF-17 aircraft.

Confirmed: Pakistan Air Force Now Operates 70 JF-17 Fighter Jets
December 13, 2016

Confirmed: Pakistan Air Force Now Operates 70 JF-17 Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new number was released by Pakistan’s National Assembly in early December.
Sri Lanka Mulls Purchase of New Fighter Aircraft
August 14, 2016

Sri Lanka Mulls Purchase of New Fighter Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Sri Lanka Air Force intends to procure 8-12 new combat aircraft replacing its obsolete fleet of aging fighter jets.

Meet Chengdu's Ace Fighter Designer
January 20, 2016

Meet Chengdu's Ace Fighter Designer

By Benjamin David Baker
Yang Wei might be an unfamiliar name to most observers, but his aircraft, and his underlying philosophy towards designing them, isn't.

Revealed: Why Sri Lanka Backed Off the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Thunder
January 11, 2016

Revealed: Why Sri Lanka Backed Off the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Thunder

By Ankit Panda
Did India play a part in scuttling a JF-17 deal between Sri Lanka and Pakistan?

Sri Lanka to Buy 8 Sino-Pak JF-17 Fighter Jets
January 07, 2016

Sri Lanka to Buy 8 Sino-Pak JF-17 Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Sri Lanka and Pakistan agreed to the deal on the second of day of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Colombo.
The Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Might Have Another Buyer in Asia
December 23, 2015

The Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Might Have Another Buyer in Asia

By Benjamin David Baker
Malaysia recently expressed an interest in the JF-17 Thunder.

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