The 100 weapons he was referring to was after Balak9t incident. I doubt it will reamain at 100, especially given blk 3 and J-10c using it. Im not sure i understand your other point... Of course PL-15 will go active, but for initial guidance, it needs the targeting from the FCR. You wont just launch it into the either and hope it locks on a target. My point was that even with a less than 200km ranged FCR, the Block 2 (and subsequently blk 3) can and would still be very effective with PL-15. Even though their radars have ranges of 150km and 170km respectively, we need to remember that BVR engagements are often within 35km. The NEZ of SD-10A and AMRAAM is 40-45km meaning with those weapons fired at ranges of 40-45km,the enemy has a high probability of being hit (both have full reported ranges of 70-100km). Now PL-15 has a reported range of 200km PL-15e of 150km. You arent gonna shoot anything at that range, but its NEZ will likely be far greater than SD-10A and AIM-120C5,meaning block 2 and block 3 will still use it effectively, even if not at max range.