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50 blk3 and rest 50 36 J10C and 15 twin engine

J10C 36 and probably a twin engine 15 one Sqdn plus 50 blk3 cha cha Haroon was saying 100 fighter jets from China so I did bifurcation let's see
This is not insider news or anything, but it is more than likely that all 100 will be J-10C, Mirages are replaced by J-10C with some additional work load, older F-16's and JF-17 block I, II will take point defense, cap role to replace F-7.
 

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Hi,

You think Donald Trump was bad---. Son---he stopped the killing of muslim in the middle east and afghanistan.

He made peace with North Korea---and made Kim calm down---.

He stopped american wars all over the world---. So what if his policies were america centric.
All of this is true, but he also wanted to start war with Iran, go after Cuba and may be Venezuela. He just didnt get chance to unleash his evils.
And do they expect us to shoot down Rafale with 1999's AIM-120C5 ?

We have received 500 of AIM-120C5 in 1997, How many of these could still be operational after 14 years?
Every single one is operational, except for those which are already used. They go through regular service protocols.
 
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J10CE might be on expatiated delivery schedule we need to understand the Key requirement and replacements (100+ order)

No.7 Sqn "Bandits" Mirage 3EA/DA
No.8 Sqn "Haiders" Mirage 5PA2/PA3
No.15 Sqn "Cobras" Mirage 5PA
No.22 Sqn "Ghazis" OCU Mirage 3EO/DP/DO
No.25 Sqn "Night Strike Eagles" Mirage 5EF/TF
No.27 Sqn "Zarrars" Mirage 5EF/TF
CCS Sqn " Skybolts " Mirage 3EA

As we can see No.15 Sqn and No.8 Sqn are operating the oldest Mirages if the first expedited deliveries to start which i believe with be 40+ would re-equip these two squadrons and replace Skybolts in CCS Sqn.

Or Scenario is No.15 Sqn and No.7 Sqn gets re-equipped with No.7 Sqn (Mirage 3EA going to No.8 Sqn) thus oldest fleet is retired.

2nd Delivery with 12 months of 1st Deliveries will replace No.8 Sqn and No.22 Sqn OCU and possibly No.25 Sqn due to attrition in past decade may be Mirage 5EF/TF will be accumulated in No.27 Sqn.

For those upcoming JF17 Block 3 they will be re-equipping No.17 Sqn, No.20 Sqn, No.23 Sqn.

all within 2 years time...way to go PAF. well planned and hopefully properly executed, we already have bunch of pilots (as per OSINT) already in PLA training for past year. may be that will help.
Single sear Mirages will be replaced based on their airframe life for sure. We will try to keep all dual-seat versions operational for as long as possible as those are precious few for training and other specialized roles. Good thing is the Mirage V DDs from Libya have more than half of their airframe life left, and same with the Lebanese Mirage III ELs (22 Sqn I think). I expect to see this, along with the specialized strike squadrons using Mirage V EFs to be in service for another 10-15 years at least.

That leaves the Mirage III EA (O), the ex-Australian birds. These, along with the No.22 squadron birds are interceptors and not ground attack variants. These aircraft, the original ROSE with the Grifo 3 radars, are as old as PAF's jets too, built in the late 60s through early 70s. In my opinion, these would be the first candidates to go as their primary air-air role can very easily be taken over by the JF-17, even by the older blocks.

The oldest PAF Mirages of the bunch are then the Mirage V PAs, which were acquired in 1970. I am guessing only half of the original 28 are on hand, if not less, so that is 1 squadron. Mirage V PA2/3 are 10 years younger than the prior ones, and also have a specialized anti-shipping role. Of the original 30, not sure how many are in service but probably only half of them. But since neither of these two variants seem to have been through ROSE upgrades and it will just depend on how long we want this secondary strike capability, I would expect the PAs to go first followed by PA2/3s.

Retired aircraft from these 3 squadrons will keep the other 3 alive and kicking for another decade and more easily, and buying PAF time to replace them in the 2035ish timeframe.
 

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I support the JF-17 whole heartedly, and it pains me to say this, but its inherent design limits have caught up.

Do we all recall those discussions we had 3-4 years ago about how the JF-17's wing-loading, stability, and lack of range and payload didn't fare well with contemporaries?

Well, the PAF going for J-10CEs might speak louder than anything we've said to this point.

The JF-17 is a great replacement for the A-5s, F-7Ps, F-7PGs, and the non-ROSE Mirage III/5s. It got us fleetwide BVR as well as SOW, PGB and AShW capabilities at a low cost.

However, if we hold training and execution equal, is the PAF convinced about using the JF-17 against the Rafale, Su-30MKI, and Mirage 2000H? Well, if it's ordering J-10CE, then the answer is a resounding "no."

This does NOT mean the JF-17 is a failure. Rather, the JF-17 will soon accomplish its primary job of replacing our old fighters and sustaining our fleet numbers. In fact, it's also more than enough for handling the IAF's numerous legacy fighters (which are still a credible threat, BTW).

But if you're mounting offensive ops like OCAs, then the JF-17 probably don't cut it against the IAF. If you cannot deliver an offensive threat, you're not deterring anyone.

Finally, I think the PAF always knew of this reality. But the original plan was to build-up the F-16 numbers so that the F-16s form our offensive edge. Unfortunately, that didn't come to pass, so now the PAF is giving that role to the J-10CE.

Unless we miraculously get a custom SLEP, the F-16A/Bs are going to be on their way out from 2030. I don't think we'll have an operational NGFA at that point (heck, we'll be lucky to get 2-3 prototypes by then).

So, what do you guys think will replace them? Answer: J-10CE OR the F-16 Block-72. The PAF may be moving to set-up the infrastructure for the J-10CE so that it could leverage both platforms (it can sustain the Block-72 by virtue of the commonality with the Block-52).

BTW, it'd be a lot easier for the White House / Pentagon to sell "Pakistan needs new F-16s to replace its old F-16s" to Congress.

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Simpon also predict ivanka Trump as president by the way she running for senat from Florida
 
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While nowhere close to a ASR - what is good to look at is how this decision for a J-10CE should be approached



1. Capability Discussion.

Pakistan Air Force concept of operations defined in X requires that it retains the capability to attack keystone Indian defense targets including but not limited to airfields, C4I nodes, ADGE and mobility infrastructure with a depth of up to 800nm from the International border. The Indian military is able to exploit its inherent depth advantage to use offensive assets from relative safety and protect them from PAF offensive reach.
The current PAF offensive fleet comprised of F-16 A/B MLU & F-16 C/D, JF-17, M3/5 are incapable of providing effective strike capability against these targets with a guaranteed mission success rate of 85%. Although it has high survivability against the Indian ADGE, the F-16 fleet’s maximum range on a M-L-L-H mission is limited to 500nm with maximum A2G weapons range of 10nm from altitude. Both the Mirage & JF-17 are capable of standoff weapons carriage but require refueling support that is not possible in contested environment. The Mirage strike element is also facing program delays along with most of the fleet (60nos) facing age and capability ceilings that will lead to an increase in the operational gap.

In addition, introduction of new capabilities within the IAF in terms of strike and air superiority asserts such as the Rafale require a system capable of operating in a high 4.5 gen++ aircraft, AD and EW threat environment with the ability to successfully complete mission requirements along with a reasonably high sortie generation rate with a high MTBO and/or high sustainable logistics. This system needs to include at the minimum 600nm Strike mission capability in hi-lo-lo-hi configuration with refueling support, 3rd Gen AESA radar, Phased Array EW systems, Robust Airborne SDR compatible with Pakistan Army systems along with associated weaponry to include BVRAAM, HOB SRAAM and Stand-off weapons with range >200nm.

To close this gap the PAF requires that a weapons system isoperational within the 2023-26 timeframe that meets the requirements laid out previously. Study group has identified purchase of Chengdu J-10CE aircraft (60 Nos) to meet these requirements – RFI has been submitted previously for J-10CE in 2016 , J-10B (2012) and J-10A(2005) – the primary contractor for this procurement will be CATIC & PAC along with _________________.


2. Analysis of Alternatives.
The following alternatives were studied to meet the primary requirements:
A. Purchase F-16V: Earlier efforts negotiated through US Mil Attaché, US Embassy Washington, Mil Attache, Ambassador and contact with CJSC, CAS on procurement of F-16V (36Nos) , V Upgrade kits for F-16C/D(36 Nos) have faced approval and financing obstacles through US State Dept and Congress. Conditional on approval of FMSfor program – Unit cost F-16V $90 million – Upgrade kit cost $30 million, Support, Spares cost $140 million –Request for 100 AIM-120 C 7/8 $240MM, 125 AIM-9X Block-II $160M
PAF Training cost - $30
Program total $4.95B – Expected deliveries 2023-2028
Program financing request to be covered $1.3B through FMF – remaining to paid over FY2021-2030.
Total lifecycle cost lower than pure J-10CE purchase due to familiarity with platform and existing training program.

B. Combination small purchase F-16V + JF-17 Block-III: Purchase F-16V(18Nos) and additional JF-17 Block-III & BIV units. Like option B, with JF-17 Block-III purchase. Program cost $3.0B – FMF and CATIC Finance.
Program does not provide required operational deep strike capability – must be augmented by additional JF-23 Units.
C. Combination small purchase F-16V + J-10CE: Purchase F-16V(18Nos) and J-10CE(36 Nos)
Smaller purchase with additional training costs not specified for J-10CE units but provides fleet diversity.
Program cost $5.0 B – FMF and CATIC Finance.



3. Concept of Operations Summary.

The primary focus is closing PAF gap within STRIKE, Interdiction, OCA Strike,BAI,, SEAD Strike, TARCAP and bolster existing capability with BARCAP,Escort, Sweep and DCA. The additional capabilities of the J-10CE platform when coupled with interoperability will provide effective counter to IAF ADGE and Intercept capability in Strike missions and allow local air superiority to be established during ingress to and egress from targets. Replacement of No’s 7,8 and raising of No.10 sq at will create potent strike and Air Superiority capability along with increasing operational status of PAF Bholari.
Interoperability with JF-17, ZDK and SAAB assets along with weapons suite addition of H-4, RD-2, REK and Project AR systems will allow full stand off suite.


4. Threat Summary.

IAF Orbat:
Indian air +force primary asset is Su-30MKI
Crew: 2
Empty weight: 18,400 kg (40,565 lb)
Gross weight: 26,090 kg (57,519 lb) (typical mission weight)
Max takeoff weight: 38,800 kg (85,539 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Lyulka AL-31FP afterburning turbofan engines, 123 kN (28,000 lbf) with afterburner
N011M Bars ( 15 tracked and 4 engaged simultaneously, 400Km search range, 200km track range, 60km rear tracking) , EL/M-8222
272 Nos - 60% Serviceability

Mig-29UPG
Crew: 1
Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,251 lb)
Gross weight: 14,900 kg (32,849 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 18,000 kg (39,683 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofan engines, 81.59 kN (18,340 lbf) with afterburner
Zhuk-AME – 260km Search – 150 STT, D-29 EW
65 Nos – 50% Serviceability

Dassault Rafale
Crew: 1 or 2
Empty weight:
9,850 kilograms (21,720 lb) (C)[69][305]
Gross weight: 15,000 kg (33,069 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 24,500 kg (54,013 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Snecma M88-4e turbofans, 50.04 kN (11,250 lbf) thrust each [309] dry, 75 kN (17,000 lbf) with afterburner
RBE2-AA 300km Search, 240 TWS for 40, engage 4. SPECTRA suite
90% Serviceability

Mirage 2000I
Crew: 1/2
Empty weight: 7,500 kg (16,535 lb)
Gross weight: 13,800 kg (30,424 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 17,000 kg (37,479 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × SNECMA M53-P2 afterburning turbofan engine, 64.3 kN(14,500 lbf) thrust dry, 95.1 kN (21,400 lbf) with afterburner
RDY-2 160km Search, 120 STT, 100TWS track 24 engage 4.
85% Serviceability

Above key threats require PAF component to be able to engage and outrange weapons engagement capability with datalinkedand passive engagement capability.


Remaining IAF force is deemed obsolete or not focused as A2A threat for J-10CE.

Indian ADGE :
Spyder SAM – 18 Systems focused on Base Air DefenceZone/Centre (BADZ/BADC).
Akash – 8 Sq – 6 Battery per sq. (VAs/VPs).
MRSAM – 2sq . (VAs/VPs).

Requires J-10CE to adopt additional EW capability and mating with CM-102 system.



5. Program Summary:






6. Assets Required to Achieve Initial Operational Capability (IOC

7. Schedule and IOC/Full Operational Capability (FOC) Definitions.

8. Other Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities
Onboarding of system will involve Ops, Engineering & Training commands to commit significant resources. Initial Instructor training to be carried out in Jiugucheng and CAC, engineering training to focus at CAC. Training curriculum to be developed at Sargodha –
J-10CE Project lead personnel to be selected prior to program start.
Total timeframe for completion of IP training is 13 months.
PL-15 missiles are integrated at Depot level maintenance and PL-10B induction costs can be offset with JF-17 BIII.


9. Program Affordability.

J-10CE
Length: 16.9 m
Wingspan: 9.7 m
Height: 5.7 m
Max Mach Number: 1.8
A/A Combat Radius 1,240 km/2,600 km (Air-to-Air Refueling)
Max. Ferry Range: 2,950 km
Empty weight: 9,000 kg (19,842 lb)
Gross weight: 13,500 kg (29,762 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 23,000 kg (50,706 lb)
WS-10A 80KN Dry, 130 KN Wet

Radar: AESA
Unit Cost: $60MM – $3.6B
Weapons Complex – $400M
PL-15, PL-10B, LS-6
Training & Spares: $600M

Total Program Cost: $4.6B
CATIC Finance 2021-38 -
Total Ownership cost: $6B

@Bilal Khan (Quwa) , I leave the blanks to you .. but the goal is to highlight the total omission/disconnect of program costs vs requirements
 

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J10CE might be on expatiated delivery schedule we need to understand the Key requirement and replacements (100+ order)

No.7 Sqn "Bandits" Mirage 3EA/DA
No.8 Sqn "Haiders" Mirage 5PA2/PA3
No.15 Sqn "Cobras" Mirage 5PA
No.22 Sqn "Ghazis" OCU Mirage 3EO/DP/DO
No.25 Sqn "Night Strike Eagles" Mirage 5EF/TF
No.27 Sqn "Zarrars" Mirage 5EF/TF
CCS Sqn " Skybolts " Mirage 3EA

As we can see No.15 Sqn and No.8 Sqn are operating the oldest Mirages if the first expedited deliveries to start which i believe with be 40+ would re-equip these two squadrons and replace Skybolts in CCS Sqn.

Or Scenario is No.15 Sqn and No.7 Sqn gets re-equipped with No.7 Sqn (Mirage 3EA going to No.8 Sqn) thus oldest fleet is retired.

2nd Delivery with 12 months of 1st Deliveries will replace No.8 Sqn and No.22 Sqn OCU and possibly No.25 Sqn due to attrition in past decade may be Mirage 5EF/TF will be accumulated in No.27 Sqn.

For those upcoming JF17 Block 3 they will be re-equipping No.17 Sqn, No.20 Sqn, No.23 Sqn.

all within 2 years time...way to go PAF. well planned and hopefully properly executed, we already have bunch of pilots (as per OSINT) already in PLA training for past year. may be that will help.
For 8, 25 and 27, it has to be seen what weaponry is coming along with J-10 and which local weaponry will J-10 be carrying.

J-10 has been discussed many times but the discussion rarely goes towards the goodies J-10 will be carrying goodies like weapons, EW suite, different pods etc, which actually gives the aircraft its teeth.
 
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For 8, 25 and 27, it has to be seen what weaponry is coming along with J-10 and which local weaponry will J-10 be carrying.

J-10 has been discussed many times but the discussion rarely goes towards the goodies J-10 will be carrying goodies like weapons, EW suite, different pods etc, which actually gives the aircraft its teeth.
The reason for this is no one is particularly sure about the complete package at the moment.
 

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While nowhere close to a ASR - what is good to look at is how this decision for a J-10CE should be approached



1. Capability Discussion.

Pakistan Air Force concept of operations defined in X requires that it retains the capability to attack keystone Indian defense targets including but not limited to airfields, C4I nodes, ADGE and mobility infrastructure with a depth of up to 800nm from the International border. The Indian military is able to exploit its inherent depth advantage to use offensive assets from relative safety and protect them from PAF offensive reach.
The current PAF offensive fleet comprised of F-16 A/B MLU & F-16 C/D, JF-17, M3/5 are incapable of providing effective strike capability against these targets with a guaranteed mission success rate of 85%. Although it has high survivability against the Indian ADGE, the F-16 fleet’s maximum range on a M-L-L-H mission is limited to 500nm with maximum A2G weapons range of 10nm from altitude. Both the Mirage & JF-17 are capable of standoff weapons carriage but require refueling support that is not possible in contested environment. The Mirage strike element is also facing program delays along with most of the fleet (60nos) facing age and capability ceilings that will lead to an increase in the operational gap.

In addition, introduction of new capabilities within the IAF in terms of strike and air superiority asserts such as the Rafale require a system capable of operating in a high 4.5 gen++ aircraft, AD and EW threat environment with the ability to successfully complete mission requirements along with a reasonably high sortie generation rate with a high MTBO and/or high sustainable logistics. This system needs to include at the minimum 600nm Strike mission capability in hi-lo-lo-hi configuration with refueling support, 3rd Gen AESA radar, Phased Array EW systems, Robust Airborne SDR compatible with Pakistan Army systems along with associated weaponry to include BVRAAM, HOB SRAAM and Stand-off weapons with range >200nm.

To close this gap the PAF requires that a weapons system isoperational within the 2023-26 timeframe that meets the requirements laid out previously. Study group has identified purchase of Chengdu J-10CE aircraft (60 Nos) to meet these requirements – RFI has been submitted previously for J-10CE in 2016 , J-10B (2012) and J-10A(2005) – the primary contractor for this procurement will be CATIC & PAC along with _________________.


2. Analysis of Alternatives.
The following alternatives were studied to meet the primary requirements:
A. Purchase F-16V: Earlier efforts negotiated through US Mil Attaché, US Embassy Washington, Mil Attache, Ambassador and contact with CJSC, CAS on procurement of F-16V (36Nos) , V Upgrade kits for F-16C/D(36 Nos) have faced approval and financing obstacles through US State Dept and Congress. Conditional on approval of FMSfor program – Unit cost F-16V $90 million – Upgrade kit cost $30 million, Support, Spares cost $140 million –Request for 100 AIM-120 C 7/8 $240MM, 125 AIM-9X Block-II $160M
PAF Training cost - $30
Program total $4.95B – Expected deliveries 2023-2028
Program financing request to be covered $1.3B through FMF – remaining to paid over FY2021-2030.
Total lifecycle cost lower than pure J-10CE purchase due to familiarity with platform and existing training program.

B. Combination small purchase F-16V + JF-17 Block-III: Purchase F-16V(18Nos) and additional JF-17 Block-III & BIV units. Like option B, with JF-17 Block-III purchase. Program cost $3.0B – FMF and CATIC Finance.
Program does not provide required operational deep strike capability – must be augmented by additional JF-23 Units.
C. Combination small purchase F-16V + J-10CE: Purchase F-16V(18Nos) and J-10CE(36 Nos)
Smaller purchase with additional training costs not specified for J-10CE units but provides fleet diversity.
Program cost $5.0 B – FMF and CATIC Finance.



3. Concept of Operations Summary.

The primary focus is closing PAF gap within STRIKE, Interdiction, OCA Strike,BAI,, SEAD Strike, TARCAP and bolster existing capability with BARCAP,Escort, Sweep and DCA. The additional capabilities of the J-10CE platform when coupled with interoperability will provide effective counter to IAF ADGE and Intercept capability in Strike missions and allow local air superiority to be established during ingress to and egress from targets. Replacement of No’s 7,8 and raising of No.10 sq at will create potent strike and Air Superiority capability along with increasing operational status of PAF Bholari.
Interoperability with JF-17, ZDK and SAAB assets along with weapons suite addition of H-4, RD-2, REK and Project AR systems will allow full stand off suite.


4. Threat Summary.

IAF Orbat:
Indian air +force primary asset is Su-30MKI
Crew: 2
Empty weight: 18,400 kg (40,565 lb)
Gross weight: 26,090 kg (57,519 lb) (typical mission weight)
Max takeoff weight: 38,800 kg (85,539 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Lyulka AL-31FP afterburning turbofan engines, 123 kN (28,000 lbf) with afterburner
N011M Bars ( 15 tracked and 4 engaged simultaneously, 400Km search range, 200km track range, 60km rear tracking) , EL/M-8222
272 Nos - 60% Serviceability

Mig-29UPG
Crew: 1
Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,251 lb)
Gross weight: 14,900 kg (32,849 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 18,000 kg (39,683 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofan engines, 81.59 kN (18,340 lbf) with afterburner
Zhuk-AME – 260km Search – 150 STT, D-29 EW
65 Nos – 50% Serviceability

Dassault Rafale
Crew: 1 or 2
Empty weight:
9,850 kilograms (21,720 lb) (C)[69][305]
Gross weight: 15,000 kg (33,069 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 24,500 kg (54,013 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Snecma M88-4e turbofans, 50.04 kN (11,250 lbf) thrust each [309] dry, 75 kN (17,000 lbf) with afterburner
RBE2-AA 300km Search, 240 TWS for 40, engage 4. SPECTRA suite
90% Serviceability

Mirage 2000I
Crew: 1/2
Empty weight: 7,500 kg (16,535 lb)
Gross weight: 13,800 kg (30,424 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 17,000 kg (37,479 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × SNECMA M53-P2 afterburning turbofan engine, 64.3 kN(14,500 lbf) thrust dry, 95.1 kN (21,400 lbf) with afterburner
RDY-2 160km Search, 120 STT, 100TWS track 24 engage 4.
85% Serviceability

Above key threats require PAF component to be able to engage and outrange weapons engagement capability with datalinkedand passive engagement capability.


Remaining IAF force is deemed obsolete or not focused as A2A threat for J-10CE.

Indian ADGE :
Spyder SAM – 18 Systems focused on Base Air DefenceZone/Centre (BADZ/BADC).
Akash – 8 Sq – 6 Battery per sq. (VAs/VPs).
MRSAM – 2sq . (VAs/VPs).

Requires J-10CE to adopt additional EW capability and mating with CM-102 system.



5. Program Summary:






6. Assets Required to Achieve Initial Operational Capability (IOC

7. Schedule and IOC/Full Operational Capability (FOC) Definitions.

8. Other Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities
Onboarding of system will involve Ops, Engineering & Training commands to commit significant resources. Initial Instructor training to be carried out in Jiugucheng and CAC, engineering training to focus at CAC. Training curriculum to be developed at Sargodha –
J-10CE Project lead personnel to be selected prior to program start.
Total timeframe for completion of IP training is 13 months.
PL-15 missiles are integrated at Depot level maintenance and PL-10B induction costs can be offset with JF-17 BIII.


9. Program Affordability.

J-10CE
Length: 16.9 m
Wingspan: 9.7 m
Height: 5.7 m
Max Mach Number: 1.8
A/A Combat Radius 1,240 km/2,600 km (Air-to-Air Refueling)
Max. Ferry Range: 2,950 km
Empty weight: 9,000 kg (19,842 lb)
Gross weight: 13,500 kg (29,762 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 23,000 kg (50,706 lb)
WS-10A 80KN Dry, 130 KN Wet

Radar: AESA
Unit Cost: $60MM – $3.6B
Weapons Complex – $400M
PL-15, PL-10B, LS-6
Training & Spares: $600M

Total Program Cost: $4.6B
CATIC Finance 2021-38 -
Total Ownership cost: $6B

@Bilal Khan (Quwa) , I leave the blanks to you .. but the goal is to highlight the total omission/disconnect of program costs vs requirements
I agree with all of it, the only thing I'd ask is if we can include the cost of integrating the Ra'ad-series and our in-house supersonic AShM to the J-10CE? These SOWs are essential to our deep-strike and maritime ops capabilities.
 

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I agree with all of it, the only thing I'd ask is if we can include the cost of integrating the Ra'ad-series and our in-house supersonic AShM to the J-10CE? These SOWs are essential to our deep-strike and maritime ops capabilities.
As long as we can integrate them on the JFT do we have to duplicate it by integrating them on J10 as well. What advantage does that bring us and at what cost? (I assume the integration will be done by the Chinese). If they come with other armaments will it complicate the supply chain? these are pertinent questions that need to be asked. The only way it might make sense is if all Chinese weaponry is also being fielded on the JFT.
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Who blinks first this game is been played for good over 30 years by Pakistan. Some lack of understanding and poor vision we are still maintaining the balance somehow, given the circumstances its well played. Last 30/35 years are our darkest years in history, one must bow to Almighty after so much plundering our defensive wall is intact.
Lessons learnt from time to time from Western countries should set our future goals, we shouldn't repeat our mistakes. I think people where matters know well and thats why we are hearing some good news.
We made a mistake but I think it will pay off in long run, matter-of-fact it is paying off(not going to spell it).
Waiting and learning for time to fulfill what was said and making an understanding who is working towards it, by knowingly or by fate. Some of you here doing the work but I dont know if you know.
 

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I agree with all of it, the only thing I'd ask is if we can include the cost of integrating the Ra'ad-series and our in-house supersonic AShM to the J-10CE? These SOWs are essential to our deep-strike and maritime ops capabilities.
And those costs will add into the price of the program - however, compared to the alternatives this may be offset by the capability they bring.
 

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