posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 06:12 PM
Pakistan is starting to sell a bunch of JF-17s to various countries. Myanmar is buying a handful. Sri Lanka just signed for a few. Nigeria has set
aside funds for 3 JF-17s. The total number of Thunders on the procurement rolls is not high, but this is really a first for Pakistan or others
selling fighters: this has been the province of the US, Europe, Russia or China up until now. I think this has some pretty big implications.
I am NOT saying the JF-17 is plane full of awesome sauce. Quite the contrary: these are the bottom rung of fighters. However, this could leverage
Pakistan into actually having an aerospace industry and set a precedent for nontraditional aerospace companies/countries to market their wares. 30
years ago, this would have been the US F-16s or Russian MiGs. No longer.
Or am I wrong?