Aditya_V wrote:http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1567576In the morning of 27 Feb 19, our Air Defence system was on full alert. Build up of PAF aircraft on their side of LoC was noticed in time and additional aircraft were scrambled to tackle the adversary. In their attempt to attack our ground targets, PAF aircraft were engaged effectively. From IAF side, Mirage-2000, Su-30 and MiG-21 Bison aircraft were involved in the engagement. PAF aircraft were forced to withdraw in a hurry, which is also evident from large missed distances of the weapons dropped by them. During combat, use of F-16 by PAF and multiple launches of AMRAAM were conclusively observed. Prompt and correct tactical action by Su-30 aircraft, in response to AMRAAM launch, defeated the missile. Parts of the missile fell in area East of Rajouri in J&K, injuring a civilian on ground. Detailed report in this regard has already been released by IAF. All the Su-30 aircraft engaged in combat landed back safely. False claim by Pakistan of shooting down a Su-30, appears to be a cover up for loss of its own aircraft..
The ESM/RWR combo can detect the launch and vector of missile and other parameter perhaps even the MCG received by AMRAAM and post active phase too and deploy ECM.
Looks like a very desperate Pakistani attempt to do maximum kills against IAF fleet using swarm of AMRAAM after previous night undetected deep penetration by IAF and successful strike with no loss. Only a desperation from PAF would do a broad day launch and strikes by AMRAAM.
As Pakistani Radar Ground based and Air based system would have identified the Su-30 they wanted to kill it in an attempt to prove they got the best of IAF fleet hence the swarm launch agianst single target.
Next time IAF should simply launch Mica ,R-27/R-77 .......No need for us to be dharmic and follow ROE
Happy what ever our boys did prevented any sucessful kill