Not viable to use these aircraft in an ECM/EW role either due to limited range and endurance. PAF rightly so I think is focusing on MALE UAV for those roles. Even in the role of a kamikaze style drone, cruise missiles offer more flexibility in terms and are lower in costs as well.I don't get how the program didn't take off when the higher-ups themselves thought a kamikaze system was a good idea? Like, they're on the same page (convert the F-7P into a drone), just differ on the details. Lol. They could've started the R&D and, in turn, set aside 1-2 planes for demo purposes for decoy or stand-off ECM roles.