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  • IN FOCUS: China awaits fighter export breakthrough


    Despite ongoing efforts, China has yet to become a serious player in the lucrative military aircraft export market


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  • IN FOCUS: China awaits fighter export breakthrough

    News | 03 Jul 2012 03:00 | Greg Waldron

    Despite ongoing efforts, China has yet to become a serious player in the lucrative military aircraft export markethttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-China-awaits-fighter-export-breakthrough-373313/
  • Zambia receives eight K-8P jet trainers

    News | 17 Apr 2012 03:59 | Greg Waldron

    Zambia has taken delivery of eight Hongdu K-8P Karakorum intermediate jet trainer aircraft, bringing its total fleet of the type to 15 ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Zambia-receives-eight-K-8P-jet-trainers-370756/
  • PAC set for F-16 work as it shelves K-8 plans

    News | 25 Jan 2005 00:00

    <p>Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has shelved plans to assemble Hongdu K-8 Karakorum trainers, but is poised to gain work from an expected upgrade to Pakistan's Lockheed Martin F-16A/B fighters.</p> <p>Assembly of the K-8 jet trainer and Chengdu FC-1 lightweight fighter had previously been envisaged as part of both Chinese-Pakistani programmes, but a PAC official says that it is no longer viable to pursue local assembly of the K-8 because Islamabad is acquiring the aircraft too slowly. However, the company expects to begin assembling FC-1s from late next year.</p> <p>Pakistan, which has already purchased 12 K-8s, has abandoned plans to acquire over 50 additional aircraft at an accelerated rate and will instead spread a 32-aircraft acquisition out over several years. </p> <p>PAC will continue to supply Hongdu with K-8 subassemblies and will increase output of these components this year. </p> <p>The company now manufactures Mushshak piston trainers and several K-8 components, whhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PAC-set-for-F-16-work-as-it-shelves-K-8-plans-192982/
  • Sri Lanka aims to rebuild air force

    News | 28 Jun 2004 23:00

    <p>The Sri Lankan air force plans to draw up a requirements document for submission to the country's government later this year, which is likely to request the acquisition of new aircraft to cover recent losses.</p> <p>Investigations into the 9 June crash of a Sri Lankan air force MiG-27 has revealed damage to the engine's compressor blades, says Air Vice Marshal Donald Perera. &quot;Visual checks show that some compressor blades had given way. We have to see whether it is due to a technical defect or foreign object damage, such as a bird strike.&quot;</p> <p>The fighter was flying with Sri Lanka's lone MiG-23UB trainer, when its pilot reported an engine malfunction, before ejecting. The loss leaves the service with just three of the six MiG-27s it acquired from Ukraine. One was destroyed during a July 2001 raid on the air force's main base at Katunayake by Tamil Tiger rebels, while a second was lost during an accident.</p> <p>Perera declined to confirm reports that the air forcehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sri-Lanka-aims-to-rebuild-air-force-183487/
  • Bangladesh to modernise military

    News | 29 Mar 2004 23:00

    <p>Western and Eastern suppliers invited to bid as country aims to refresh armed forces, but budget favours local firms</p> <p>Bangladesh has opened a competition to transform its air force through the acquisition of up to 16 new fighter and 12 jet trainer aircraft. A number of Western and Eastern manufacturers have been invited to submit information on their fighter and trainer products, but local sources suggest that the country's budgetary constraints will restrict it to acquiring aircraft from a local supplier.</p> <p>The Chengdu FC-1/JF-17 fighter and Hongdu K-8 Karakorum trainer are considered leading candidates to meet the requirement, with the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex offering these designs. The company plans to begin assembling JF-17s and K-8s for the Pakistan air force and export customers at its Kamra manufacturing plant next year (<I>Flight International</I>, 23-29 March).</p> <p>Russian manufacturers, including RSK MiG and Sukhoi, may also bid for the fighter requihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bangladesh-to-modernise-military-179541/
  • PAC readies for assembly ramp up

    News | 23 Mar 2004 00:00

    <p>BRENDAN SOBIE / SINGAPORE</p> <p>Pakistani company will construct lightweight fighters and trainers for air force at Kamra factory and aims for exports </p> <p>Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) is preparing to begin assembling next year its first Chinese-developed FC-1/JF-17 lightweight fighters and K-8 Karakorum basic/ advanced trainers for the Pakistani air force and for potential export customers. </p> <p>The company's aircraft manufacturing plant in Kamra aims to build 50% of each aircraft sold outside China. It produces just under 20% of the K-8, and participates in the Chengdu Aircraft-led FC-1/JF-17 development programme.</p> <p>Chengdu is responsible for building all five prototype fighters for the joint Sino-Pakistani programme. But PAC will be in charge of final assembly for eight of the 16 initial production aircraft, which are due for completion by early 2007. Serial or high-rate production of the design will begin late the same year.</p> <p>PAC plans to build caphttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PAC-readies-for-assembly-ramp-up-179193/