The fruit of Pakistan-China collaboration JF-17 Thunder jet fighter was in the air travel segment. The joint efforts of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plus China Air Force (CAF) to progress the first Latest JF-17B Thunder. PAC (Pakistan Aeronautical Complex jointly collaborated) and CAC (Chengdu Aircraft Corporation) make the JF-17 fighter plane into reality. The jet fighter’s twin seat variant, JF-17B, successfully take on its first test flight in China. It is predictable to pointedly bolster the training skills for the JF-17 series of jet fighters. The 2-seater version will also catch more attention internationally.
Latest JF-17B Thunder A Pakistan-China Collaboration
In cooperation, air forces have to work on JF-17 B’s trial product since April 2016. PAF initially planned to initiate the new JF-17B Thunder interested in its fleet in one year. However, because of delays in construction, the aircraft’s testing point just begun. On the word of aviation journalist, Alan Warnes, three JF-17B are already under construction. A couple of these are expected to join PAF soon.
The new JF-17B Thunder drives with three axis fly-by-wire, the flight control system. Besides active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. As well, the additional seat, the upgraded JF-17B arises with significant design variations like a dorsal spine. Experts recommend that the dorsal spine is in fact added to provide accommodations to fuel. Meanwhile, the second seat is captivating additional space in the interior. Subsequently, JF-17B Thunder also received an improved vertical stabiliser.
On the word of Warnes, JF-17 B’s clean up tail houses tools for a different three axis fly-by-wire flight controller system. The nose also comes to be a size increase to put up an active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar. It will be core subsystem designed for the future JF-17 Block-III; which will be the biggest update to the JF-17 ever since its launch.
The new JF-17B variant established to come across international demands of prospective buyers who called for in-flight evaluation and alteration training. At this moment in time, PAF practices simulators for conversion training. Up to that time, the PAF management did clue that a dual seated Thunder could toss; as a lead-in-fighter-trainer (LIFT) platform in its present fleet.