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JF17 Thunder: Fighter jet developed jointly by China and Pakistan makes maiden flight


JF17 Thunder: Fighter jet developed jointly by China and Pakistan makes maiden flight


An upgraded version of a fighter jet being jointly developed by China and Pakistan has made its maiden flight in the Chinese city of Chengdu.

The JF-17 Thunder, earlier named as FC-1 Xiaolong, was a single-engine multi-role light fighter jet jointly produced by the two countries for several years with engines supplied by Russia.

The upgraded JF-17 features technologies from China's top-notch J-20 stealth fighter, which the Chinese defence experts equates with US' F-35.

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