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Should Pakistan upgrade its Mirages to South African Cheetah standard if not Beyond?

  • Yes

    Votes: 162 59.1%
  • No

    Votes: 112 40.9%

  • Total voters
    274

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According to someone on this forum PAF shortlisted Denel and Chengdu for making a upgrade package for it's Mirages. Claimed Denel won the contract but could be that Chinese still in the race. Mirages are being retired but very likely we will retain few as specialist strike aircraft.
Who said this .... ??
 

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In 1970, a Pakistani Mirage 3 was in California undergoing flight testing of a new compact infrared scanner intended as a low-altitude target acquisition sensor. It was meant for target acquisition for low flying targets that the radar would not be able to detect or track due to ground clutter. The sensor was itself housed on top front of the weapon pylon launching rail (way ahead of its time in some sense) and was cooled using liquid nitrogen. It was developed by Varadyne Systems.

Anyone has access to the Nov 2, 1970 issue of AW&ST to post more details and better pictures?

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That is quite interesting especially at the time why would Pakistan give up a much needed main strike fighter of the time just as we were seeing heightened hostilities with India.
 

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