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The replacement for PAF's mirages is not another Mirage, but a Delta wing platform with Canards. That leaves you with the J10C if you want something mature now, or a new home grown variant as part of Azm..... the other options are Rafale, or the Gripen..

Mirages have served their time very well for the PAF and it is now time to put them out to pasture.

Given how many times PAF/PAC has re-built these Mirages, repaired them and the facilties that it has to support the Mirages, if PAF valued them "soooo" much, then why have they not build brand new airframes to continue the usage of this platform into the future ?? It is simple, even they see the end of the utility of this platform and are actively planning its replacement.

Since the Mirage 3/5, the French have built the Mirage F1, Mirage 2000 and the Rafale as replacements for that lineage. That is how old a design it is ..
Take a look at the weapons system that the Mirage iii/v deploys and then we can talk.
 

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The replacement for PAF's mirages is not another Mirage, but a Delta wing platform with Canards. That leaves you with the J10C if you want something mature now, or a new home grown variant as part of Azm..... the other options are Rafale, or the Gripen..

Mirages have served their time very well for the PAF and it is now time to put them out to pasture.

Given how many times PAF/PAC has re-built these Mirages, repaired them and the facilties that it has to support the Mirages, if PAF valued them "soooo" much, then why have they not build brand new airframes to continue the usage of this platform into the future ?? It is simple, even they see the end of the utility of this platform and are actively planning its replacement.

Since the Mirage 3/5, the French have built the Mirage F1, Mirage 2000 and the Rafale as replacements for that lineage. That is how old a design it is ..
Just want to correct you here. The design is old but it could have been repurposed entirely if they had followed the Cheetah path; it was a totally new aircraft with better range and capabilities; if you look at Kfir/Cheetah most south Americans have taken it home because there was nothing better overall.
 

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Just want to correct you here. The design is old but it could have been repurposed entirely if they had followed the Cheetah path; it was a totally new aircraft with better range and capabilities; if you look at Kfir/Cheetah most south Americans have taken it home because there was nothing better overall.
True, but PAF lacked the imagination, creativity, technical ability, or the financial resources to go down that path, it has simply kept the fleet operational within the manufacturers guidelines and only looked to upgrade them within that framework.

And now of course, it is too late.. Time to put this old war horse out to pasture ...
 
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The ROSE I machines featured a head-up display (HUD), "hands on throttle & stick (HOTAS)" controls, a modernized cockpit layout, a modernized navigation system with an inertial unit and GPS satellite system receiver, defensive countermeasures systems, plus a FIAR Grifo M multimode radar. They were then followed by a batch of 39 AA hand-me-down Mirage 5 machines updated by SAGEM to the "ROSE II" and "ROSE III" configurations. The primary change in ROSE II was addition of a "forward looking infrared (FLIR)" imager and a laser rangefinder in a fairing under the cockpit, coupled to a low-level flight system and targeting system; the Grifo M radar was not fitted, these machines being optimized for the low-level night attack role. ROSE III was similar, but had improved avionics. The Pakistanis also kitted at least some of their Mirages with inflight refueling probes.
There is a glass panel (probably housing a BDA camera) in front of the aircraft's Doppler navigation radar fairing. That fairing is not a FLIR at all.
 

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Sad that our honourable President was posing right in front of one of the swift retort stars.


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Notice the H seris SOW in the background, though pleasantly surprised that even REKs integrated in Mirages as well.

H series, REKs and ofcourse the rude boy, RAAD, that is one hell of standoff firepower these old timers can carry.
 

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Notice the H seris SOW in the background, though pleasantly surprised that even REKs integrated in Mirages as well.

H series, REKs and ofcourse the rude boy, RAAD, that is one hell of standoff firepower these old timers can carry.
Dear that (REK) has been operational on Mirages for at least a couple of years now, i even covered it in an earlier topic.

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