Azerbaijan Wants in on JF-17s

 

Jan 12, 2016 00:20 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff

Following hot on the heels of Sri Lanka and Nigeria, Azerbaijan looks to be the next in line for an order of JF-17s from Pakistan. Following his recent trip to the country, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said that a deal regarding the sale of defense products to Azerbaijan was just one of several areas in which both were looking to increase cooperation. The potential for increased Azerbaijani-Pakistani trade comes as Chinese officials signed a number of documents with the Caucasus nation in December. Beijing, Pakistan’s partner in the development in the JF-17 program, is looking to develop a “Silk Way” economic belt stretching along developing countries that encompass the historical trade route.

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Specifications (Block 1)

Data from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 14.93 m (49 ft)
  • Wingspan: 9.45 m (31 ft, including 2 wingtip missiles)
  • Height: 4.72 m (15 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 24.4 m² (263 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 6,586 kg (14,520 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 9,100 kg (20,062 lb)
  • Useful load: 3600kg (Block 1) ()
  • Max. takeoff weight: 12,500 kg (28,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Klimov RD-93 or Guizhou WS-13
    • Dry thrust: 49.7 kN / 51.2 kN (11,106 lbf / 11,510 lbf)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 84.6 kN (19,000 lbf)
  • G-limit: +8 g / -3 g
  • Internal Fuel Capacity: 2,350 kg (5,130 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 1.6 (1,217.9 mph; 1,960.1 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 1,352 km (840 mi)
  • Ferry range: 3,482 km (1,880 NM)
  • Service ceiling: 16,920 m (55,500 ft)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.95
Unit cost
Block 1: US$~25 million
Block 2: US$~28 million

Source: Wiki

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