That is a impressive load profile. BVRs on chin hardpoints usually used for pods. Two bombs behind rear landing gear. Could this be a hint towards the next variant of this jet, J-10C has been in production for a while, a successor variant is due.
Playing the spoiler in so many situations I’m always hoping I’m proven wrong anywaysInShaAllah
An ALCM realistically can’t have the same kind of range as ground launched cruise missile, on the ground you can make it as big as you want, in the air you’re limited to the size and capacity of the aircraft. We don’t have large bomber to carry long range cruise missiles. So it’s not easy to increase the range without making the missile bigger.Little off topic but if AWC can increase range of Ra'ad then it will be very good news.NESCOM guys are not going to increase range of babar.
Hopefully they come with the equipment to be used as EW platforms, similar to the J-16 EW. Some as fighters, and some as EW platforms along side Block 3 JF-17 should allow the PAF to optimize tactics and strategies within our budget.