China and Pakistan sign agreement on secrecy of PAC JF-17

Q.  China and which other country have recently entered into an agreement to keep the technology of PAC JF-17 combat aircraft secret from India and the US on 21st September 2015?
- Published on 22 Sep 15

a. Bangladesh
b. Japan
c. Pakistan
d. Afghanistan

ANSWER: Pakistan
China and Pakistan have formed an agreement to keep technology secrets of the PAC JF-17 combat aircraft from India and the US. This jet has been jointly developed by the two countries. JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft is superior to F-16 of the US, it said. Chinese engineers are searching for ways to lighten the weight and streamline the aircraft. One new advancement is pairing an RD-93 engine with a so-called divergent supersonic air intake which is said to be lighter, easier to maintain and minimizes the JF-17's already low radar signature. Minhas No. 2 squadron of the Pakistan Air Force has recently inducted a new and improved configuration of the jet called the Block II variation.

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