Not sure how credible this sources is.No body is going to make that argument. On the contrary I know these guys. They don't share stuff on social media without getting permission. They first get permission only then they share it on social media.
I think they will work like jaguar or A10 ground role for Army good thought process free Up jets for pur ground attack role like Marine Corp another indicator Mirages are not going away anywhere not even Non Rose
Here I pointed out earlier; but it is a bit far fetched idea, giving mirages to individual corps. However it can be held as some type of "GHQ reserve", operated by PAF but according to Army's operational requirements.Shouldn't we also give the mirages to strike corps along with other important holding corps. It would be a great boost and also relieve the PAF from undertaking CAS ops
You bomb some place it is a bomb till proven otherwise. A missile flying towards you with an unknown war head will extract a nuclear response mainly because no one is going to wait to assess damage before retaliating. This is where the utility of the airplane is rather than throwing missiles left right and center. Also CMs/BMs will be more expensive as other posters have pointed out.Nope bro!. Using fighter jets is cheaper for this role. Fighter jet is re-usable. Using fighter jet with laser guided munition is way cheaper then land based SSMs.
The cruise missiles / ballistic missiles are very expensive and they travel 100s of kms for 1-way trip. BTW! ballistic missiles are only majorly for WMDs / strategic value, (if you are thinking about shaheen, ghauris etc. ).
However, more then a cost, its a question of strategy, distances and risk calculation. For-example, If target is heavily defended by air-patrols then using cruise missiles is more appropriate.
Yes, nor are mirage 5s any newer than Mirage 3s, 5 just a variant of 3. And neither have undergone any recent upgrades, only 70 or so mirages total received ROSE package, the rest are still very old and very much need retirement.Mirage IIIs are very well still in service.
When I posted the same photo and news in the PAF news section this morning, it was deleted, but now everybody is discussing.