Karan M wrote:
Looks like grade A propaganda - the video is so blurred that calling it a proof of a test would be a joke.
They are desparately trying to stiffen up morale vis a vis India having the SPICE etc.
ISPR/PAF seem to be a propaganda factory.
I had posted this in the Pakistani Armed Forces thread long back. Reiterating it as public memory is short. The Pakistani Tehreek-e-Taliban had hit one of their F-16 Block 52 with MANPADS that discarded its drop tanks and fled home. Since then they are using JF-17 as bomb mules to drop their LGB's while F-16's lase the target with Sniper pods at standoff range.
JF-17 has NO LDP with either laser rangefinder or designator to accurately drop unguided/guided bombs itself. Despite Chinese display of pods, they dont have a workable system. The US refused to qualify Sniper pod. Pakistanis couldnt afford Thales Damocles pod. So JF-17 has zero LGB capability other than as mules for F-16s.
The next guided bomb - JDAM - requires INS calibration from parent aircraft before its dropped. The only aircraft with that capability is F-16. The US refused to qualify JDAM on JF-17
The US never sold SDB to Pakistan. But that too requires INS calibration from parent aircraft before its dropped.
So unless its some Chinese knockoff, WTF is the JF-17 dropping?
And with these very well established facts, lets stop the dhoti shivering on JF-17. As per my understanding, the Rajouri strikes were carried out by F-16s and Mirage 3/5 that is the only aircraft qualified to carry South African H-4 weapon. The JF-17s were used as decoys and did aggressive posturing to draw out Su-30s and Mirage-2000s. The Pakistanis are just trying to build up mythical capabilities of the JF-17.
Request Rakesh and Karan to post the lack of JF-17 capabilities either in the Pakistani Military Thread or here, so that members dont get carried away by fake videos.