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Did we not have the capability to do that before? I mean, did we not have access to Chinese satellite imagery?
How many that can be used in real time and how extensive is the coverage?

Given the disparity in conventional capability, shouldn't Pakistan's surveilance capability be enhanced to boost its effectiveness (I know military satellites are only one part)?
 

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Unsure why the issue exist with lack of satellites you can buy foreign constructed Satellite by coughing up 5-50 Million Dollars

You can also buy existing Satellites a bit older models up in space from companies who don't need them or have moved to newer generation Satellites
 

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Holy crap....Americans using ADS-B exchange to track aircrafts

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USAF more than likely would have the full paid version and why not have it.
ADSB to my understanding uses transponders between friendly aircraft. There would be a specific LRU installed on an aircraft which can then communicate with others. For non friendly aircrafts it cannot track anything, and you need active sensors such as radars, IR etc. It has main application in civil aviation and is useful for traffic management and collision avoidance etc. Every aircraft basic broadcasts information such as GPS loc, bearing and other things. Military most probably has it so they can use ADSB with other civilian traffic when in friendly airspace. For combat data link I think they would use more capable links such as link 16.
 
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USAF more than likely would have the full paid version and why not have it.
it is not like they can't buy it, it is about sharing personal details i.e card number , name to make the purchase.

To give you an example for quiet sometime, in personal capacity, i ordered books from Amazon upon receiving request from specific dept heads in Pindi....
One of the DGI, who is no longer at the position, has paid subscription for The Diplomat on my personal card :D.... just because Pindi boys don't want their name, bank accounts, cards to be public...

their could be other reasons for not having paid version by PAF, but above is one of the reason i could think of.
 

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it is not like they can't buy it, it is about sharing personal details i.e card number , name to make the purchase.

To give you an example for quiet sometime, in personal capacity, i ordered books from Amazon upon receiving request from specific dept heads in Pindi....
One of the DGI, who is no longer at the position, has paid subscription for The Diplomat on my personal card :D.... just because Pindi boys don't want their name, bank accounts, cards to be public...

their could be other reasons for not having paid version by PAF, but above is one of the reason i could think of.
Or there might not be enough ADS-B devices through the country. PAF has no issue getting a network through budgeting, Flightradar24 would be the least of their worries.
ADSB to my understanding uses transponders between friendly aircraft. There would be a specific LRU installed on an aircraft which can then communicate with others. For non friendly aircrafts it cannot track anything, and you need active sensors such as radars, IR etc. It has main application in civil aviation and is useful for traffic management and collision avoidance etc. Every aircraft basic broadcasts information such as GPS loc, bearing and other things. Military most probably has it so they can use ADSB with other civilian traffic when in friendly airspace. For combat data link I think they would use more capable links such as link 16.
Yet military dominates most of the airspace in Pakistan, that can also be a limiting factor
 

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Well, the cat is out of the bag, I guess.

First, Sohail Aman sb made a casual mention of PAF taking over SUPARCO missions lead. And now this video with a banner staring us in the face. There are more details to this, but as told @JamD and @Bilal Khan (Quwa) - we’d expect more news from PAF on this front in the coming months and years.

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The first small step is a start to the top.
 

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