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by n_lodhi
21 Sep 2008 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=aerospacedaily&id=news/PAK091908.xml&headline=Pakistan%20May%20Participate%20In%20Red%20Flag%20Exercise The Defense Department is inviting the Pakistani Air Force (PAF) to participate in the Red Flag aerial combat training exer...
by n_lodhi
17 Sep 2008 04:38
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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I checked the specs from the brochure of RDY-3 and RC-400. They look the same. Even the aircrafts mentioned seem to be the same : LCA, F-16, Mig-29, Mirage-III/V and Mirage F-1. Ironically I don't see that radar ever being fitted into any of these aircraft except JF-17 and maybe Mirage F-1 (Libya a...
by n_lodhi
17 Sep 2008 04:27
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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@Lodhi. I do not wish to pursue this argument anylonger as i would then have to give information that i am not allowed too. However your claims of the RC-400 being close to the RDY-2 is pure nonesense. the RC-400 is a far cry from the RDY-2 and is a low cost radar meant for Mirage III/V upgrades. S...
by n_lodhi
15 Sep 2008 02:14
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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My Information comes from a Naval Aviator who tested the radars for the Harrier upgrade. In AA modes the Elta 2032 is the same as the RC-400 but in Airtoground modes the Elta is far Superior (specially for Martime strike). [/quote] RKhanna, I very much doubt that Elta 2032 is as capable as RDY3/RC4...
by n_lodhi
14 Sep 2008 08:29
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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@Lodhi. The RDY-3 and the RC-400 are the same radar. Also the RC-400 is a scaled down RDY-2. Some years ago the Indian Navy and AF did a joint evaluation of the RC-400 and the ELTA-2032 and they found the RC-400 lacking in capability for their requirements and hence the harriers/LCA/Jaguars will no...
by n_lodhi
14 Sep 2008 07:41
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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I am not surprised the KLJ-7 looks like phazatron radar chinese must have tried to reverse engineer it. But is PAF happy with the radar? The spec 3 m^2 at 120 Km seems lower than Tejas's MMR which was meant to detect 2 m^2 targets at 130 km (144 km for 3 m^2) and then revised to 150 km. I am sure P...
by n_lodhi
08 Sep 2008 05:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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Its old news that french have offered the RC-400/RDY3 radar which is really a dumbed down version of RDY2 to pakistan. The radar though not as potent as those on M2k-5 or Rafale is definitely better than anything china can offer. I think PAF will probably go for it or the griffo. AAM may be MICA I ...
by n_lodhi
07 Sep 2008 23:21
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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Pak to get 100 fighter jets from China, US http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/CB99535AA9EE9095652574BD00468AB2?OpenDocument Islamabad, Sept 7 (PTI) Pakistan will acquire over 100 fighter jets from China and the US as well as airborne warning and air-to-air refuelling aircraft to maintain nu...
by n_lodhi
07 Sep 2008 22:59
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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Also, each set of 4 Paki AWACS seems to interlink with only half their fleet.. :-? The Chinese AWACS with Chinese fighters and the SAAB AWACS with the rest of the western fleet...IMHO, that is not a optimum way of operations and means that the fleet is not effectively utilised!!! Agreed, the most e...
by n_lodhi
07 Sep 2008 22:31
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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There is a difference between AEW, AEW&C and AWACS. Let's not mix them up. The Phalcon is an AWACS. The DRDO birds will be AEW&C, while the erieye is an AEW aircraft. -Vivek Not quite. AEW&C is a generic term for an aircraft with an early warning radar, which is capable of independent f...
by n_lodhi
06 Sep 2008 07:16
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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Erieye will help datalink the F-16's, but they will not be able to do so in the case of the Mirage fleet. Chinese origin fighter fleet will have AEW&C cover from 4 ZDK03. The ZDK03 contract is close to be being finalised for the required 4 aircraft - no delivery timelines mentioned. :rotfl: so ...
by n_lodhi
06 Sep 2008 06:45
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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German defence minister arrives ISLAMABAD http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\09\05\story_5-9-2008_pg7_52 German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung arrived on Thursday for a one-day visit to discuss the security situation in the Tribal Areas and Afghanistan with Pakistani officials. D...
by n_lodhi
06 Sep 2008 06:35
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Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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A couple of senators raise a objection and the programme stalls? (not that im complaining!!! :mrgreen: ) Also, Under the original plan sent to Congress in April, the Bush administration intended to use $226.5 million in antiterrorism funds to refurbish a pair of Pakistan’s Lockheed P-3 Orion planes...
by n_lodhi
20 Aug 2008 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
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Some of you might already know this, however, for the benefit of others, here are some of the key points extracted from PAF ACM's interview published in AFM September issue: * PAF increased JF-17 order to 240, delivery to be completed by 2015. * PAF to retire all Mirage (except Rose III Sqns with IR...

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