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Azerbaijan interested in purchasing JF-17 fighters from Pakistan

Headlines 13:44 02 Nov, 2021

Azerbaijan was working with Pakistan to upgrade its air force

Azerbaijan interested in purchasing JF-17 fighters from Pakistan

Azerbaijan has expressed interest in purchasing Pakistani JF-17 Thunder fighters, defense attaché of Azerbaijan’s embassy in Islamabad, Colonel Mehman Novruzov said, Qazrt.az informs referring to The Week.

“The purchase of JF-17 Thunder aircraft from Pakistan is a key item on our agenda,” he said.

He revealed that Azerbaijan wanted to buy the ‘Block 3’ variant of the JF-17. The JF-17 Block 3 made its first flight in December 2019 in China. The Block 3 has upgraded cockpit electronics and radar systems, compared with preceding variants of the JF-17.

Novruzov added Azerbaijan was working with Pakistan to upgrade its air force.

Pakistan actively supported Azerbaijan during the second Karabakh war in 2020. The two countries also actively cooperate in the field of defense.