The Pakistani government has approached China to make the JF-17 (Block 3) Jet fighter plane available for the Pakistani Air Force (PAF). As per reports, Pakistan has asked Chengdu Aircraft Corporation of China to deliver 13 JF-17 (Block 2) to Pakistani Air Force by July 2019.
As per Indian Air Force (IAF) intelligence, the Pakistani Air Force is in the process of including 62 JF-17 jets before India gets the 36 Rafale jets. As per the agreement with Dassault Aviation of France, the delivery of Rafale jets will commence from 2020.
Talking about Pakistan's JF-17, it is a Multi Combat Aircraft which is developed by Pakistan's Aeronautical Complex and China's Chengdu Aircraft Corporation. JF-17 (Block-3) has feature of avionics advancement such as helmet display and sight system, a new single panel multi-functional display, an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar paired with an infrared search and track system. It cockpit comes with a flight control stick on the side and a two seater cockpit option with a top speed of 2.00 plus mach.
They have also demanded more advanced two seater- JF-17 Block-2 jets by 2020. Pakistani Air Force plans to induct 22 JF-17 (Block-2) jets before 2020.