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Sudan receives six FTC2000 military jets from China

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A Sudanese army FTC2000 fighter (Photo SAF)
May 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan received six FTC2000 jet trainer and light attack aircraft, which are the export version of China’s JL-9 aircraft, from Guizhou Aircraft Industries Corporation (GAIC).

The defence ministry said on its website on Wednesday that Sudanese army chief of staff Lt Gen Kamal Abdel-Maarouf al-Mahi inaugurated a squadron of the Multi-Task Force (FTC2000) fighters received recently.

The ceremony was attended by several senior Sudanese military including the deputy chief of staff and the chief of staff of the Sudan Air Force and the Chinese military attaché.

Al-Mahi said the FTC2000 fighters are a quality addition to the air force’s military efficiency and contribute to Sudan’s defence capabilities.

In November 2016, China confirmed that Sudan had ordered six FTC2000 in 2015.

The Sudanese army also has a dozen of Chinese fighters Chengdu J-7 and another dozen of the Chinese Hongdu JL-8 light.

By the end of 2017, Sudan expressed interest to Sudan has expressed interest in the Russian Su-30 and Su-35 combat aircraft.

(ST)

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  • 18 May 2018 05:48, by Lenin Bull

    The idiots in South Sudan should not ignore the terrorist maneuvers in Sudan. This has already created security dilemma or call it insecurity to those countries that do not have these military gadgets in the region! South Sudan should order 30 F 16 fighters and others from anywhere in the world.

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    • 18 May 2018 11:03, by ThaGoblin

      Haha nah don’t even think about matching sudans airsuperiority. Think about how you’ll stop your war and feed your hungry because at this current state your horrible war might very well roll on for the next few decades if you don’t act

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    • 18 May 2018 11:11, by ThaGoblin

      Your comments show that you’re very uneducated. 30 f16 fighter jets would cost well over a billion bucks, this kinda budget might probably be what kirr dreams about at night, but wakes up to find that he can barely pay half his army’s salaries. You barely have running water or power you think you can maintain leave 30 just 10 without them rusting away in an airport with no hangers or personnel? Ed

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    • 18 May 2018 11:17, by ThaGoblin

      Education is the key to your problems stop worrying about sudan. Instead you could order 30 trackors and 30 harvesters to boost your production and feed your people. Feed your people then you’ll have less sick people and less sick people means more production. It’s a cycle. Go study or go plow some land.

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