Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby Aditya_V » 18 May 2019 11:13

ashbhee wrote:This Pakistani dare to speak the truth. I hope and pray his family is safe back in Pakistan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcirDrcXQEw


Really, this is a negotiating tactic, many Pakis say this. If a Paki says the truth like F-16 went down and IAF strikes were sucessful in Balakot, he is then in trouble.

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby dhyana » 19 May 2019 14:24

Pakistan Air Force moves into former Islamabad airport [Janes]
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has taken over Islamabad's former Benazir Bhutto International Airport, located on the outskirts of the adjacent city of Rawalpindi.


The large apron is now home to No 10 Squadron's four Il-78 multirole tanker transport aircraft...

Pakistan Receiving IL-78 Refueling aircraft [Defense Industry Daily]

Honestly, never knew that the PAF had these refueling aircraft. Speaks to the 'relative' dismal state of our own refueling capacity if we have only 6 of these aircraft, having to defend against both PAF/PLAAF. Perhaps in the quest for the perfect (A330 MRTT), the IAF has missed out on the good (more IL-78)?

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby Aditya_V » 19 May 2019 22:32

Only issue is JF17 still does have arefueling probe, not compatible with F16's . Mirage III/V and F-7 dont have refueling capabilty. So what are those Il78 doing?

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby Mollick.R » 20 May 2019 00:57

dhyana wrote:Pakistan Air Force moves into former Islamabad airport [Janes]
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has taken over Islamabad's former Benazir Bhutto International Airport, located on the outskirts of the adjacent city of Rawalpindi.


Another long term prime real estate grab scheme for the uniformed jihadis.....
Slowly2 they will take out chunk of lands for parks then libraries then Fauzi colonies.
Corner plots will go to the most powerful uniformed jihadis

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby NRao » 20 May 2019 05:34

dhyana wrote:
The large apron is now home to No 10 Squadron's four Il-78 multirole tanker transport aircraft...

Pakistan Receiving IL-78 Refueling aircraft [Defense Industry Daily]

Honestly, never knew that the PAF had these refueling aircraft. Speaks to the 'relative' dismal state of our own refueling capacity if we have only 6 of these aircraft, having to defend against both PAF/PLAAF. Perhaps in the quest for the perfect (A330 MRTT), the IAF has missed out on the good (more IL-78)?


That article is from 2008?

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby dhyana » 20 May 2019 06:55

NRao said
That article is from 2008?


Yeah, should have clarified that in my post. After reading the first article regarding PAF taking over the airport, looked around for further confirmation that PAF indeed has these tankers. That article was one of the source articles from Wiki.

Looking a bit further into this, there are these 'sources':

PAF Air to Air refueling capacity (Pak Def Forum)

PAF Wallpaper website
Thunders & IL-78 :
Two JF-17s flying with IL-78 refueler. The first IL-78 refueler joined PAF in Nov 2009, earlier a Ukrainian IL-76MD was loaned by PAF to do initial training and conversion on the aircraft. Pakistan Air Force has purchased a total of 4 IL-78P Midas tanker aircraft have from the Ukraine. These aircrafts are equipped with Soviet-designed UPAZs pods and refueling kits on Mirage-III Rose-I is of South African origin. In first stage PAF has announced that 30 Mirage-III Rose-I will be upgraded with in-flight refueling probes and this too is being done at PAC kamra.

The IL-78s will give the PAF its first airborne refueling capability. They will help train Pakistani crews in mid-air refueling techniques, and once operational will be used to refuel the Mirage-III, eventually JF-17 Thunder.


So, if true, then old news, and probably just news to me.

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby MeshaVishwas » 20 May 2019 15:00

First 2300 Ton Corvette For Pakistan Navy Launched By DAMEN Shipyard, Romania
https://www.defenseworld.net/news/24809/First_2300_ton_Corvette_for_Pakistan_Navy_Launched_by_DAMEN_Shipyard__Romania#.XOJvprdN0QY
The first ship is expected to join the Pakistan Navy by end of this year and the second would be delivered by mid-2020. The contract for their manufacture was signed in 2017, Pakistan media reported.

Impressive timeline for construction.
Any ideas on the weapons fit?

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby Aditya G » 20 May 2019 16:25

Pakistan Navy is doing very well .... Especially with 8 SSKs coming up as well

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby ArjunPandit » 20 May 2019 16:32

^^with such a small airspace, why does pakistan need refuellers?

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby Karan M » 20 May 2019 16:38

Loiter on CAP and also deep strikes into India, top up on way in and when returning.

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby souravB » 20 May 2019 16:44

^^tells something about the range of bunder in a bombing run, isn't it?

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby Karan M » 20 May 2019 16:50

yes, thats the issue with relying on light fighters to do a medium/heavy's role. they require more and more supporting assets which too are vulnerable to interdiction.

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

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Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Postby Aditya_V » 21 May 2019 13:13

In the recent stand off PN came off badly with only 1 operational Sub, so this firing on 23 May 19 is supposed to be some sort off warning to IN not to take off too lightly


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