PL-15 (with only 145 km range) is outgunned and outranged by Meteor.How do you "counter" the missile with another one?
The I-derby (and this is the ER version) is close to the AIM-120 in range but the problem statement wasnt the AMRAAM so much so as the ability to the MKis various systems integration working as expected.
Percolating this down the entire fleet of 220(if it even goes that way) will take time...
But then the AIM-120 is only equipping some 70 odd PAF aircraft - what about the 140 others(JF-17 and Mirage III-ROSEi1) with the PL-12 which outsticks the AIM-120? or the 90 odd(36 J-10 and JF-17 Block-3) on route with the PL-15 which outsticks anything the IAF has?
Making stupid statements like the "AMRAAM successfully countered" serves the IAF not other than self fellatio fanboys.
What counters the AMRAAM is integration of all the warfighting systems with operational availability of the massive EW capability the IAF has to degrade the PAF as a system rather than "MKI this" or "Rafale that".
I mentioned in another thread the near genetic fault of self aggrandizement that effects Indians - it will forever be their reason to lag behind despite their massive potential.
Yea just like elsewhere you were gloating that 800 suicides in Indian armed forces are of non concern as countries like USA, Japan, Korea and others have more cases.PL-15 (with only 145 km range) is outgunned and outranged by Meteor.
Now I'm surprised? Why integrating the Derby when allegedly the ASTRA is ready and better?
It has Israel jammer... which helped to dodged the missiles...
As usual, pakistani will believe on claim of their government..... indian will be on indian government.
But Su 30 mki shoot down is just equal claim as F16 shoot down with no evidence and proof..... Both seems, just propaganda news from the both governments.
120 Km.. But only for a short time.
All these fighters will be equipped with Astra- 2 missiles with range approx 160 km in the next 3-4 years
It's too late as PL-15E have already arrived and AMRAAM is no longer top tier BVR AAM of PAF.
PAF already have 145km range BVR with AESA seeker and till Astra-2 will arrive PAF will be able to counter it with NG AAM possibly PL-21 or PL-15 ER later is possiblity available much sooner.
First india got the rafale with 160 km range missiles and it forced pAF to go for J10 fighter.
Anyhow, PAF is not much issue actually.. China with 200 km+ missiles are totally outclass indian fighter except RAfale.
iAF needs very badly 160 and 300km missiles against Chinese fighters...
Same range for both