• A jet built by China and Pakistan may soon be the most widely operated combat aircraft in the world

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    A JF-17 Thunder at Kamra Aeronautical Complex northwest of Islamabad in March 2007. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images
    China and Pakistan jointly developed the JF-17 combat jet, which first entered service in 2007.
    As of October 2021, some 145 JF-17s were in service with Pakistan, Myanmar, and Nigeria.
    Several other countries have expressed interest in the jet, and its numbers are poised to grow.
    In early November, three JF-17 fighters of the Pakistani Air Force conducted aerial demonstrations at the Bahrain International Air Show. At the same time, China was showcasing the JF-17 at the...
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