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New PAF Squadron 'Saf Shikan' Makes Appearance

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First Image of Pakistan Air Force's new unit, Tactical Attack Squadron No-50 , 'Saf Shikan. Its reportedly equipped with an assortment of Mirage aircraft.
Credit : Awais Lali.
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First Image of Pakistan Air Force's new unit, Tactical Attack Squadron No-50 , 'Saf Shikan. Its reportedly equipped with an assortment of Mirage aircraft.
Credit : Awais Lali.
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How many mirages will be in this new squardon?

We know that soon pakistan will have two j10squardons

Also another 2 jf17 squardon by end of this year

This mean f7sPG and mirages 3 for sure will go within this year (as air superiority role will be taken over by j10s)

Leading to only 4 squardons for mirages5/e
 

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What is the purpose of raising a new squadron and transferring old birds to it?? Why wasn't a new J-10 squadron raised instead??
One thought is that you stand up an additional squadron with older aircraft, once new ones (be they JF-17s or J-10s) are available, retire the old ones and re-equip. In this way you have the manpower, support, logistics required for raising a squadron already in place. The only thing new is the re-equipping part. Since we don't have sufficient new JF-17s available for another squadron, consolidating surviving Mirages and eventually phasing them out via this new Sqn makes sense.
 

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A long tradition... Whenever a new aircraft is procured, it goes to the parent squadron of the present CAS... In this case, 15 squadron.
LOL,PAF has been involved with J-10 development to present form for long. Any of those former chiefs could call dibs.🤣
 

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