Image of JF-17 Thunder fighter jet configured for long range maritime strike role has appeared on the Chinese language forums.  JF-17 Thunder fighter jet is armed with C-802A Anti-ship Missile for use against maritime targets / warships from standoff distance of 180 km and two external fuel tanks to extend its range.

The JF-17 Thunder will also carry 2x medium SD-10A Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM) and 2x PL-5E II Within Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (WVRAAM) for self-defense purposes.

JF-17 Thunder Maritime Strike Role With C-802A Anti-ship Missile

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