China looks to sell its J-10 fighter jet to Iran post lifting of UN sanctions. However, Pakistan Air Force may overtake Iranian Air Force as the first buyer of the Chinese multi-role aircraft.
Iran has a very limited range of choice to meet its arms requirement.
“It is natural that Iran is interested in the J-10. In regard to military aircraft deals, I guess it can only choose between China and Russia,” said Fu Qianshao, an aviation equipment expert with the PLAAF.
There has been rumor that Pakistan is interested in latest version of the J-10, which is known as the J-10 B.
The J-10 is a capable multi-role aircraft, which can confront any of the 3rd generation fighter jets. It offers supreme maneuverability, strong firepower and cutting-edge avionic equipment.
There is speculation in foreign media that China and Iran are discussing a deal for 150 J-10 fighter jets.