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Trailer23

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Not sure where the thought of PAF getting those Block 60's came from.

Those are still new jets and (personally) I doubt if the UAEAF would want to part ways from them when they have older Mirage 2000's in their inventory.

Infact, some have even suggested that those very Block 60 (Desert Falcons) may be more advanced than the upcoming Block 70/72. [Don't know for a fact - so don't crucify me for that statement].

I don't know why people get excited about something - pretty much next to impossible. These articles have next to no source and are merely speculating that (if) the UAEAF get the F-35's, they want to offload their Vipers. (If) the UAEAF were to get F-35's, they aren't coming out of the oven readymade. There will be a Tender, followed by approvals and then an order. Unless they're gonna be able to jump the cue ahead of other NATO Members, it'll be a while before the 1st one lands. Even then, it would be a stretch to see them lose those Vipers. F-35 or not, those Block 60's are Beasts.

As far as PAF is concerned, we can't seem to get our hands on older F-16's like Block 25's or 30's and here people are actually putting PAF & Block 60 in the same sentence.

I'm sorry, but that's just as absurd as PAF and J-15/16 & JH-7 drama.

The only Vipers I (personally) see heading to Pakistan are those Block 25's/30's (ex-USAF/Air National Guard) - and that will become clearer after the US Elections.
 

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IMO...no chance. The best shot we have is convincing the US to let us get Iraq's F-16s (commonality with our frames and no sensitive tech we don't already have).
Or used europeans and getting a structural upgrade package for them in turkey

In both cases i believe usa will prefer us buying their block70
Which i think PAF doesnt want to put in alot of money into..

Meaning PAF is either bankrupt or prefer going all in jf-17/ azm
 

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80 actually, 25 foxtrot models.
Pls see attached PDF file - DSCA notifications:

Page No.7,
DSCA Transmittal No. 13-60,
Jan 24, 2014

Page 14 - PAF C130 Upgrades (Apologies for being off topic)



 

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F-16s from UAE Arrive at Their New Base at Souda Bay
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Can you please elaborate, as to how you arrived at the figure of 77. Two that were damaged, were repaired, and only the Italian crash in April 2011, was a write off, as far as i know.

That airframe was repaired, the only write-off was that DAS crash with an LM pilot at the controls. The UAEAF received an attrition replacement in 2013/2014.
 

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