I hope they go for a400 in smaller allocations with possibly some KC390's but I guess It would probablt be a bit too expensive. The IL76 works well but I am dubious of its current supply chain.A very good platform, but as griffin mentioned, pretty expensive too. Though if the PAF was ready to replace its fleet then it wouldn’t be out of the question, but keep in mind the C-130 and A400M are in an entirely different weight class. PAF might want to stick to the C-130s weight class and consider smaller options, though they might go for fewer A400M as an equivalent replacement (it depends on wether PAF needs numbers or capability).
A400M is more comparable to IL-76/78.