Please feel free to study this thread:Sir, why is the J-10 a Mirage and Jf17 B3 rolled into one?
Where does it excel? Low altitude penetration, super cruise, AA payload, radar detection range etc?
Open source figures put the range and payload of J10 in the same category of Jf17.
F16b70 is actually 25% bigger thn j10From last few months we are hearing talk of J 11/16.
While it looked the least expected option keeping in view copyright constraint on China. But the theory going round is that Russian wants to sell SU 35 but due to india pressure might settle for allowing China to sell J 16.
If this hypothesis is correct than it could be most practical option. the point being buying J 10 won't give any additional capabilities. its at most is going to be equal to a next block of F 16. essentially a medium size fighter.
So if you are going to buy some thing new and developing a new infrastructure. Than why not get some thing that gives you a new capabilities.
Please take these views lightly. This thread is not based on confirmed choices but opinionated.
Sir, If I may inquire, Have you arrived at this conclusion based on your talks with President Xi, Gen.N.Raza, Gen Bajwa, or CAS Sidhu? Which one of these Gents was it?Never ever given the current political situation. Get the J-10C or leave it. There is NO other option for Pakistan at the moment.
60% of budget doesn't go to defense. where did you get that number from?Er his figure is from what the PAF has committed to. They have only ordered 30 aircraft. The 2020 budget was $45bn. The Defense budget for the same year was $7.85bn. Please enlighten us where you have pulled YOUR figures from for 120 block 3s.
The mistrust between forces is an issue that needs to be reconciled ASAP. Hopefully, with the easing of financial constrains we will see better cohesion.60% of budget doesn't go to defense. where did you get that number from?
its a fallacy and a propaganda. the biggest chunk goes to debt servicing. pensions and subsidies. defense is roughly 19% of the total budget expenditure for the year.(Rs 1.05Tr out of Rs 5.5 Tr expenditure budget 201-2022)
as for preference of funds allocation it is down to the military planners to reassess how the defense spending can be best prioritized, I do support the PAF preference but army might need convincing. they believe its an infantry man that defends, takes and holds a place. hence so many infantry corps. maybe a bigger aviation branch within army will relieve PAF from ground support role and let army decide how to employ its guships and attack aircrafts to support its armor and infantry formations or loiter where it has ground assets and if needed provide CAS within Pakistan borders while PAF keeps a bigger strategic envelop over it within and beyond the borders.
Misconceptions in this post.Not an offence punch compared to the F16? you gotta be joking me. Our F16s are severely limited due to their incapability to be refueled with our current aerial tankers. The J10 would not have that disability. Furthermore the J10 could very easily be equipped with the Raad cruise missile/ H2/H4 glide bombs, and other indiginous weapons we produce in the future. Something once again we havnt been able to do with the F16s to do this. Lastly to even compare there electronics would be a joke. The J10 is atleast 2 decades ahead in AESA RADAR, EW SUITE, Pilot situational awareness, etc... The US navy itself considered the J10A a major threat to its latest Super Hornet and your here telling me F16mlus are better than the J10C
Sir, If I may inquire, Have you arrived at this conclusion based on your talks with President Xi, Gen.N.Raza, Gen Bajwa, or CAS Sidhu? Which one of these Gents was it?
You are inadvertently saying "Pakistan is isolated", the Hanumans that used to propagate this nonsense, are so deep in their shit, that they cant even breathe.