Pakistan is starting to sell a bunch of JF-17s to various countries. Myanmar is buying a handful. Sri Lanka just signed for a few. Nigeria has set aside funds for 3 JF-17s. The total number of Thunders on the procurement rolls is not high, but this is really a first for Pakistan or others selling fighters: this has been the province of the US, Europe, Russia or China up until now. I think this has some pretty big implications. Although the JF-17 is plane full of awesome sauce. Quite the contrary these are the bottom rung of fighters. However, this could leverage Pakistan into actually having an aerospace industry and set a precedent for non traditional aerospace companies/countries to market their wares. 30 years ago, this would have been the US F-16s or Russian MiGs. No longer. The average F-16 probably comes out near $61M per airframe, rough estimate. The JF-17 is roughly $28M per airframe. That means that countries that don’t have a big budget can get two JF-17s, for less than one F-16, and still have money left over for spare parts. One report puts the Iraqi Vipers at over $100M an airframe, before adding spares and support.