- J-10C fighter aircraft participating in Pak-China joint air force exercise: Military expert
J-10C Fighter Aircraft Participating In Pak-China Joint Air Force Exercise: Military Expert
China's J-10C fighter aircraft, currently taking part in the Pak-China joint air force exercise, is equipped with an Active Electronically Steered Array system (AESA) as well as an optoelectronic detection system.
He said the J-10C was more capable of locating targets and the new technology on-board gave it an edge during an air-to-air combat, adding, "It is a significant upgrade to the Chinese Air Force, and significantly improves China's air defenses." The contingent of Chinese Air Force is participating in Pak-China Joint International Air Exercise "Shaheen-VII" being held at an Operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force.
The Chinese Air Force contingent comprises combat Pilots, Air Defence Controllers, and technical ground crew along with fighter jets, bombers, and early warning AWACS planes.
The exercise will help enhance close relations between the two countries in general and develop the mechanism for interoperability of both Air Forces in particular.
"Shaheen-VII", is the seventh in the series of Joint Air Exercises with Chinese Air Force, which is conducted each year in both countries on an alternate basis. PAF contingent participated in "Shaheen-VI" which was conducted in China last year.
Next year's "Shaheen" air exercises, which have been annual events since 2011, will be held in China.