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    Pakistan to stick with RD-93 engine for JF-17, say PAF officials

    The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has no plans to replace the JF-17 fighter's Klimov/Sarkisov RD-93 powerplant despite Chinese suggestions otherwise, according to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) officials.


    A Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder making the type's first European display at the Paris Air Show on 15 June. Source: IHS/Patrick Allen

    While several, non-specific statements have been made by representatives from Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) during the past few months, a PAC senior representative recently told IHS Jane's , "We are completely satisfied with this Russian-made engine.

    "When we designed the JF-17 we evaluated a number of design alternatives and we determined that the RD-93 in this single-engine installation is absolutely right for this application," he said. "We worked extensively with the people from Klimov bureau in St Petersburg [Russia] and this engine turned out to be an ideal solution."

    PAC representatives added that the next step is to establish a full-scale servicing and overhaul facility for the RD-93 at their plant in Kamra.

    "What does this tell you?" asked one programme officer rhetorically. "If the situation was as it has been portrayed at times - that we are just utilising the RD-93 as a temporary solution until the Chinese can 'save' us with their own new engine - then we would not be expending the resources to set up this overhaul base. For us, changing to another engine would not make any sense and would be disruptive and cause a huge expense for the JF-17 programme."

    PAF officials told IHS Jane's at the 2015 Dubai Air Show that improvements to the JF-17's design and the reliability of the RD-93 have attracted a number of interested parties.

    "The experience at [the Paris Airshow in] Le Bourget brought about 11-12 countries that approached us with some interest in a JF-17 acquisition," said one of the officials. "Out of all of those there are today some four or five customers that we regard as being serious prospects in the near term." PAC representatives declined to name any of those countries, however.

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    Re: Pakistan to stick with RD-93 engine for JF-17, say PAF officials

    Hi,

    There is one simple rule of engineering---don't fix what is nit broken---and for militaries---there is one golden rule----there is nothing better than a proven and a tested platform.

    Shine and giltter is temporary----performance in the field over a period of time is primary----. For that very reason---the AK47 still scores to be at the number 1 position year after year after year---and G3 is still the work horse of many a millitaries for many a decades---and if if we look deeply---many a rifles have come and gone in between.

    In golf---there is a term widely used-----Drive is for show----putting is for dough----which means---when you have that massive club in your hands and you are hitting the ball---you are showing off your strength and power----but unless you don't have the ability to put the ball in the hole on the green---ie if you do not have any putting capabilities----you ain't gonna win or make money.

    RD93 is a work horse-----with 65 aircraft flying in PAF colors and many more to come---this engine is not going away soon. With already an order of 300 engines in the pipeline---other engine manufacturers will have to work real hard and do something real special to break into the market..

    And as Pakistan air force is looking forward to have a rebuild factory for the RD93's at kamra----I think the deal is pretty much sealed for at least around 200 aircraft.

    The only thing that could beat the RD93 would be an engine with twice as good fuel consumption as the RD93.
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    Re: Pakistan to stick with RD-93 engine for JF-17, say PAF officials

    Quote Originally Posted by Mastankhan View Post
    Hi,

    There is one simple rule of engineering---don't fix what is nit broken---and for militaries---there is one golden rule----there is nothing better than a proven and a tested platform.

    Shine and giltter is temporary----performance in the field over a period of time is primary----. For that very reason---the AK47 still scores to be at the number 1 position year after year after year---and G3 is still the work horse of many a millitaries for many a decades---and if if we look deeply---many a rifles have come and gone in between.

    In golf---there is a term widely used-----Drive is for show----putting is for dough----which means---when you have that massive club in your hands and you are hitting the ball---you are showing off your strength and power----but unless you don't have the ability to put the ball in the hole on the green---ie if you do not have any putting capabilities----you ain't gonna win or make money.

    RD93 is a work horse-----with 65 aircraft flying in PAF colors and many more to come---this engine is not going away soon. With already an order of 300 engines in the pipeline---other engine manufacturers will have to work real hard and do something real special to break into the market..

    And as Pakistan air force is looking forward to have a rebuild factory for the RD93's at kamra----I think the deal is pretty much sealed for at least around 200 aircraft.

    The only thing that could beat the RD93 would be an engine with twice as good fuel consumption as the RD93.
    Excellent analysis sir.

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