—— Message from President
JF-17 aircraft is a 3rd generation fighter aircraft joint-developed by CATIC and Pakistan Air Force (PAF). JF-17 aircraft is equipped with 3-axis FBW (Fly by Wire) flight control system, advanced integrated Avionics & Weapon and Display system, advanced airborne equipment including AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) Radar, IEWS (Integrated Electronic Warfare System), OESP (Optical & Electronic Self-Protect System), TDL (Tactical Data Link), Holographic SHUD (Smart Head-up Display), SMFD (Smart Multi-Functional Display) and HMD (Head-Mounted Display) etc. Advanced guided / unguided weapon and pods include active radar guided Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missile, new generation Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (SRAAM), anti-ship missile, air to ground missile, glide-guided bombs, laser-guided bombs, targeting pod, reconnaissance pod etc. Excellent flight performance, outstanding situation awareness capability, large Radius of Action (ROA) and mighty operational capability ensures the fighter with exceptional Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground, Air-to-Sea operation capability under modern operational environments.
JF-17B Dual-Seat Aircraft is the tandem-seat combat / training aircraft developed base on JF-17 Single-Seat Aircraft. It has the same weapon system, similar airborne equipment, as well as identical flight performance and operation capability with JF-17 Single-Seat aircraft. JF-17B aircraft can conduct both pilot training and combat mission.
From March 6 to 9, the first ever World Defense Show was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. CATIC, on behalf of AVIC, representing the aviation sector of the China Defence pavilion organized by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND), made its appearance with high-tech aviation solutions.
The exhibits of AVIC mainly covered high-end equipment such as fighters, transporters and UAVs, including FC-31 Fighter, Y-9E transporter, WL-2 Wing Loong UAV and Advanced Aviation R&D and Manufacture Center Sandbox, SWFCS, as well as the AR-36 UAV, Vespa VTOL UAV and other small UAV systems. The advanced fighters, transport aircraft, UAVs and airborne weapon systems showcase the development achievements of China's aviation industry. The sandbox which integrates design and development, test and verification, parts manufacturing, assembly and integration, commissioning and test flight as well as comprehensive support capabilities, visually demonstrates the core elements of the whole value chain of aviation manufacturing and outlines the blueprint for building local aviation industrial capabilities and cultivating local talents.
FC-31 Fighter Y-9E Transporter
WL-2 Wing Loong UAV Advanced Aviation R&D and
SWFCS Small and Medium UAVs
Organized by the Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries, the World Defense Show is the first ever international comprehensive defense exhibition event held in Saudi Arabia and is dedicated to making Saudi Arabia an ideal hub for future defense trade and innovation. According to the organizers, this year's World Defense Show attracted more than 600 exhibitors from Saudi Arabia and more than 45 countries around the world. More than 30,000 professional visitors visited the exhibition.