How USA Economic Sanctions created the JF-17. This is a joint effort accomplishment of China and Pakistan which was originally designated to be a competitor to the F-16’s. It ended up coming in at half the cost of the F-16’s and doubling the electronic capabilities in Radar and Defensive Countermeasures. It is everything that an F-16 is and then quite a lot of additionals. What really amazes me about this bird is the stability. All in all.. quite an amazing accomplishment in Aviation. It’s was a pleasure to fly it!