Why are you bringing the block 60 into discussion? PAF doesnt even have those nor is there any chance of procurement so none of your information is even relevant to the topic.Misconceptions in this post.
F-16 Block 52+ have following technologies:
1. AN/APG-68(V)9 radar system
AN/APG-68(V)9 is the best radar system outside AESA options for F-16 variants (Block 60 and above):
2. AN/ALQ-211 AIDEWS (with DRFM and SIRFC)
Related information in here.
3. Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS)
It provides high off-boresight weapons engagement capabilities among others benefits.
4. Secure communication technologies
AN/ARC-238 SINCGARS radios with HAVE QUICK I/II
MIDS-LVT Link 16
5. Conformal Fuel Tanks (to enhance range and reach)
There are different types of sophisticated pods in use as well. You can see one in the image above.
In case of military operations, F-16 Block 52+ will take cues from sophisticated AEW&C aircraft to partake in aerial engagements and deliver results in potential BVR engagements.
F-16 Block 52+ is also equipped with F100-PW-229 EEP engine which enable excellent kinematics and the jet fighter does not loose energy in case of prolonged battle-oriented maneuvers.
Payload capacity = very good
RCS = small
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Even F-16 MLU (Block 40) were sufficient to counter Su-30 MKI of IAF which were armed with R77 munitions in Operation Swift Retort. I recall some conversations on PDF in which I pointed out that F-16 Block 52+ of PAF is more than capable of handling Su-30 MKI and a number of other Flanker configurations around the world but Indian fanboys were convinced otherwise. Now many are scratching their heads.
So hear me again. J-10C have its MERITS (sophisticated avionics and sensor systems) and limitations. It is not some kind of wonder weapon. Hype-driven comparisons of J-10 variants with the likes of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet Block 2 (and above) are PREMATURE. J-10A is not even close. And what exactly you know about J-10C in personal capacity?
True heavyweight champions of PLAAF are J-16 variants and J-20 variants respectively. Remainder are force-multiplier options with distinct specializations in large part. PLAAF have SIMULATED strikes over Taiwan in 2020; have a look at the composition of the strike formation. Food for thought for you.
Truest statement ive seen in a long time a lot of people on this forum have wishful thinking that Pakistan will somehow get free Block 60 f16sSimply logic and not wishful thinking which blinds or even made some guys delusional here since years. In fact it is the same simple logic that tells me that the German Luftwaffe will barely be taken seriously within the next years.
Or, asked in return. Please explain why the US should deliver Block 70 F-16s, why the Chinese against all contractual obligations shall deliver any of their Flankers ... who in Pakistan should pay fur such wet-dreams like any Russian fighters or why do you think there is a chance for any of the mentioned other Western types?
IMO there is none, not a single reason regardless whatever you hope or even pray: IMO there is only the Chinese option, if you like this or not.