PARIS and SINGAPORE — Pakistan and France are closing in on a deal to develop a “Westernized” variant of China’s FC-1 with advanced fire-control radar, weapons and avionics — provided some thorny political and financial issues do not get in the way. The French government has tapped a team led by ATE — a Paris-based firm specialized in integrating systems and weapons onto military aircraft airframes of different origin — to develop and market the Westernized version of the FC-1/JF-17 ...

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