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Yasser76

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This is excellent news ad a step in the right direction - good to see Pakistan "finally" sees the value of long range SAMs - I suspect this is one of the lessons 'learnt' from the Feb 2019 incident - and while the range may not be what Pakistan requires ie 400km - it offers the stepping stone to 400km as China will improve the HQ-9 series to be a competitor to the S400 and when that happens, Pakistan will purchase it.

Of course, if Turkey produces a system of that class - then of course Pakistan will take a look - but Pakistan has now taken the first step.

Given that Pakistan has now "offically" bought into the HQ-9 series, subsequent versions will be much easier to integrate to the AD network as alot of the ground work will have been done by this procurement.

Any indication anywhere of how many units have been purchased ?
This complicates Indian planning greatly, even at a 250km range it means all stand off weapons bar Bhramos (of which they only have a few capable aircraft to fire it) will be out ranged. Even Brahmos will have to be fired at extreme ranges. Further it provides a 250km air defence umbrella around Karachi making life very tough for the Indian Navy.

Additionally US will now know that the air corridor it has over Pak can be shut done in an instant by a system they have very little knowldge of (HQ-9 not been exported to anyone else yet)
 

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This removes obstacles for Pakistan to introduce 052D in the future.
The 054A in service after 2016 did not install the Russian mineral-me3 digital exchange system, but used the new domestic data link, so 052D can share fire control radar through CEC and 054AP instead of MR90 irradiation radar of 054AP. Just one 052D is enough.
 

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Some great inductions by PA in recent years

Armor: VT4, AK1
Air Defence: HQ16, HQ9
MBRL: A100, Fateh 1

Now needed

Army Aviation: New Gunship helicopter to replace Cobras
Artillery: New Wheeled Artillery
 
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People laughed when I said PAF is getting J10s and HQ9bs :D

4 batteries of HQ9Bs :)

Considering the size of Pakistan along with the HQ-16s, SPADA 2000s, and indiginous short range missiles. Pakistan now has a very formidable air defence system taking into consideration its size.
Excilent job & its meens soon we also witnessed for the induction of J-10C...;)
 

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Exceptional buy.
Incoming Indian airforce formations face a mammoth task as ;
Pakistan's airspace is one of the most saturated with AWACS in the world.
Now the ability to engage them before they cross the border with the HQ-9.
On top of this you have the PAF intercepting.
 

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It may be customized for Pakistan just like VT-4s.
That's what will worry the Indians


The Indian fanboys might calm themselves by repeating that this is just a Chinese version of S300 but this particular system has been developed over time and Chinese have spent mega bucks during that development

There is a unknown quality to this and the 'P' designation will create fear/hesitation because they will know that it's different to the base version but they won't know how
 

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Exceptional buy.
Incoming Indian airforce formations face a mammoth task as ;
Pakistan's airspace is one of the most saturated with AWACS in the world.
Now the ability to engage them before they cross the border with the HQ-9.
On top of this you have the PAF intercepting.
+ 02-26 & 02-27 class EW capability to offset the Israili systems!!!! Now, the Israilis are the most arrogant folks, and so are their systems....
 

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