—— Message from President
JF-17 is a typical 3rd generation fighter aircraft co-developed by CATIC and Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The aircraft is designed to perform all types of combat missions in both air-to-air and air-to-surface attack, which is a kind of high cost-effective aircraft in global market.
JF-17 is an advanced all-weather light multi-role fighter with single seat and single engine. The aircraft has an outstanding high maneuverability at low and medium altitudes, large Radius of Action (ROA), long endurance, short take-off/landing distance and strong weapon store carriage capability. The aircraft is equipped with AESA radar and integrated EW system. The highly integrated avionics system provides data fusion function and advanced situation awareness capability. Furthermore, the excellent Man Machine Interface (MMI) releases the pilot workload. High capability of carriage of conventional and precision guided armament, such as Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile, short-range dogfight missile and guided air-to-surface missile, ensures the fighter with exceptional air-to-air and air-to-surface combat capability.
JF-17B fighter trainer is the dual-seat variant of the JF-17 aircraft. It has the all-weather combat capability equivalent to that of the JF-17 aircraft. It can conduct air combat with Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missiles and short-range air-to-air missiles, air-to–surface attack with air-to-surface missiles, air-to-ship missiles, precision guided weapons and conventional bombs and also basic and tactical flight training.
On February 21, the 15th Abu Dhabi International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) opened in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and CATIC appeared on behalf of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC).
The CATIC booth covers an area of 193m2, with the overall black and gray cold color, focusing on the Wing Loong-ⅡUAS, L-15 advanced trainer, and AR-165 electric multi-rotor UAV model, as well as the airborne guided weapon as an independent display unit. A large multi-functional display is used for interactively scrolling display of technical information, which highlights both the eye-catching display effect and the overall sense of technology and the future.
Wing Loong II UAS model
L-15 advanced trainer model
AR-165 electric multi-rotor UAV model
Multimedia exhibition area for airborne guided weapons
This is the first time since the COVID-19 that CATIC has stepped out of China to participate in an international exhibition. The exhibitors strictly obey the epidemic prevention instructions for each person’s health and the successful completion of the exhibition.
This exhibition is the first international defense exhibition under the severe situation of the global fight against epidemics. It attracts more than 900 companies from 59 countries, of which China, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom and France have organized their major defense companies to jointly participate on country basis. The defense exhibition will welcome 70,000 visitors as well as 110 official delegations from 80 countries. On the first day, a number of military and government groups from various countries came to the CATIC booth for visits and talks.