I think they are being fairly realistic based upon capabilities and funds.
2047 is the target date for an all 5th gen air-force, not the induction of a 5th gen aircraft. We may start introducing 5th gen in 2030s I think. This is still a very ambitious goal as I think only USA may it self become a full 5th gen air-force by mid 2030.
Looks like an ADS of some sort is finalized, but the fighter jet purchase is still in consideration.salam to all....
1. PAF is considering to induct new Fighter Jet platform.
2. JF17B3 will be inducted at the end of this year.
3. New ADS will also be inducted this year
4. on 25th Feb ...day of MIRAGE Jets Golden Jubilee Celebration
5. PAF Next Gen Fighter Jet will be ready by year 2047.
6. Any change in balance of power in the region by India will not be allowed and Pakistan will maintain PAF's qualitative edge.
Pakistan Air Chief latest Interview ...ARY program Power play.
They had to, because they lost badly. Not claiming to have shot down an f-16 would have added pressure on Modi to declare an unwinnable war.well they maintain that they shot one down with mig
Where is the evidence that they're handicapped? When Pakistan bought those fighters, they were top of the line export versions of the f-16s.That hue and cry was raised to substantially distance the u.s from Pakistan, which also isnt a new thing for indians to do . Itd be idiotic to assume that iaf fears a handfull pakistani version of handicapped f16's when there are other more potent and advanced categories of aircrafts available to us
It won't be years Sir. We would receive them really soon. Also for more F-16 money is not the issue, USA policies are right now. J-10 C are coming. All things are pointing towards it.
This holy prediction has been posted by now by me. In fact until few months back I was denying this news. I got only confirmed when this very forum on their twitter and facebook account posted J-10 C picture and posted the picture coming soon. Also few other very credible started saying it.
Sir even PAF chief just confirmed it. He didn't confirm J-10 C but he confirmed PAF is "thinking" of getting a new fighter jet. And this meeting with journalists is clearly to make sure no one is surprised when the deal is announced. I am expecting really large defence deal with China soon. HQ 9 B and J-10 CLike what?
Have you not learned anything from all the "done deal" claims you made in the last decade?
You seem like a nice guy, it hurts me to see you making a fool of yourself. stop it. If they'll come everyone will find out and no body will give you a credit for breaking the news before anyone else, if they don't, they don't, something else will, who cares.
like pn Cheif out going air Cheif meeting journalist and sharing infoSir even PAF chief just confirmed it. He didn't confirm J-10 C but he confirmed PAF is "thinking" of getting a new fighter jet. And this meeting with journalists is clearly to make sure no one is surprised when the deal is announced. I am expecting really large defence deal with China soon. HQ 9 B and J-10 C
I want to clarify, the j10c at this point is better than the PAF f-16s, at least on paper as the j10c hasn't seen actual combat as of yet. I just feel that the PAF would be better off going for a next generation at this point.