You have given the answer in your question already.
Using drones for attacks on militant hideouts in Baluchistan Vs using field agents in Baluchistan/Afghanistan to take out enemy targets - give it a thought why military operation in Baluchistan should be avoided as well as drones striking civilian areas.It's alarming that Pakistan barely uses armed drone systems against terrorists on its own territory.
To add to that:I'd say the issue isn't that we're importing equipment. Rather, the problem is that our ability to finance this equipment is dwindling with each passing year because our economic fundamentals are bad. Basically, we don't have enough foreign currency to sustain this in the long term.
For me, this is the only reason why I strongly support indigenous development. It channels money into the local economy and can result in high-tech inputs that we can use to substitute imports and/or export in other industries.
Unfortunately, to successfully pull this policy off, you need both able decision-making and longevity/consistency in implementation. Pakistan may get the former from time to time, but the latter is totally missing. Consistency helps build institutional culture and create more good decision-makers in the chain who can course-correct without totally missing the fundamental goal. @JamD
Ultimately, the Bayraktar TB2 and Akinci are the best drones in their class available to Pakistan, and for now, the PAF (and apparently PN) can afford them. So, they'll go for it. However, like manned fighters of yesteryears, the next generation of unmanned drones (e.g., MIUS UCAV) will be expensive.
Why don't you research into other things instead :I am trying to understand mindset of our leadership.
UCAV's and UAV's have already been used in COIN ops in Balochistan with great effect you just need to dig a little bit.It's alarming that Pakistan barely uses armed drone systems against terrorists on its own territory. I have a hard time understanding the reservation. Drones literally pushed PKK out of Turkey. The organization practically collapsed in SE Turkey - a terrain similar to Pakistan's Western regions - and is now active in Iraq and Syria. What's holding back the security forces of Pakistan? Is money an issue?
Waiting Impatiently. If you feel the need to translate some Turkish sources, I will be happy to help.I will create a thread for all the systems Pakistan purchased from Turkey.. At this point Pakistan will have a complete edge in Asia as soon as 2026 especially when the Turkish jets arrive both the unmanned and the TFX..
All kinds of Drones
Air defense systems
Unmanned jets (Arriving in the short term few 3-5 years)
and 5ft gen fighter jet (Arriving in few years 4-6 years)
I am also sure it includes some other systems
Significant progress has also been made in AESA radar integration. It is aimed to complete the integration activities to a large extent in 2022 and to reach operational efficiency by 2023. Thus, the AKINCI system will take an active role in the air defense network and offer an important innovation in the strategic UCAV category to the service of the world armies.
Thanks for the comments.Significant progress has also been made in AESA radar integration. It is aimed to complete the integration activities to a large extent in 2022 and to reach operational efficiency by 2023. Thus, the AKINCI system will take an active role in the air defense network and offer an important innovation in the strategic UCAV category to the service of the world armies.
We expect to see AKINCI fire-test of A-A missiles before the end of 2022. We are still in the early stages for the Ramjet propelled A-A missile, but it is about to enter the serial production phase for Gökdoğan and Bozdoğan.Thanks for the comments.
SOM-J, Gokhan and BVR Bpzdogan integration in pipe line ?