Z-9D is the only REALISTIC option.So, if PN is meant to replace it's Alouette fleet, then what can be most feasible option?PLz take into account the size, weight, price limitations before suggesting any option.
AW-139 and similar helicopters are too big.
I am talking about AW-109 type examples.
Z-9 can be used in that role.Alouette replacement For CSAR role, not for ASW role.
a JV with turkey, Ukraine and China May be the best option. Turkey is developing helicopter engines and may get something in the near futureHere is the A3 still in service with all 3 branched of Pakistan military. What is the best option for Pakistan to replace this helicopter?
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1. AW159 Wildcat
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Is used by the Royal Navy and Army air corps in the UK. It also carries a crew of 2 pilots and 5 passengers/soldiers like the A3. It also has the same 2x engines that are used on the T-129 ATAK so that makes good logistics.
2. Develop a Helicopter
India also has large fleet of A3 helicopters and to replace it they are building this Light utility helicopter.
Its a single engine helicopter designed specifically to replace the A3. Maybe Pakistan should develop a similar helicopter to replace its own A3 fleet.
3. Eurocopter EC635
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Also a light utility helicopter good for recon, surveillance combat support and transport up to 8 troops. Used by Iraqi army, Jordanian air force and Swiss air force.
Even airbus have typo max Ceiling in millimetresI don't know much about PAK Army Aviation..., but just thought i'd share these images & clip that I covered last month during the DxB Air Show. Certainly its a tad too BIG in regard to the conversation taking place.
Q. Why the interest in this particular bird?
@Ahmet Pasha @Dreamer. @Tipu7
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