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Zaid Hamid leaked the Pakistani drone attack video on his twitter last year. Takeaway from that video was, Pakistan drone operators observing movement through GCS consoles and dropping a payload on terrorists. The missile was of low yield and it only killed 1 and 2 terrorists ran away and then Pakistani drone operator enthusiastically asking to send another drone to finish the job

So analysis of the video showed existing drones has 1 or 2 missile capacity only. The missile is of low yield low weight, cant be used for one shot one kill scenarios like Hell fire missile. Also that drone was being operated through Line of Sight. And Pakistan has to send multiple drones to kill few terrorists due to very low payload capacity.

If the new drone that you are talking about is gonna be operated through LoS, then I assume using it in Balochistan and Fata hilly terrain would cause an issue due Line of Sight. And Linking it up with Beidou should be utmost priority if the strikes has to be carried across Afghanistan or you want the Drone to loiter and reconnoiter over an area for 10-12 hours at a stretch

Take an example of turkish drone performance in Libya recently and how it helped G NA against Haftar forces. It is LoS but drones were used in Urban warfare where LoS is not an issue.
can you post that video? Thanks.
 

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In terms of comparison with the blocking of engines for the T-129 Atak helicopters, hope that these turbines aren't at risk of being blocked by the US Govt upon the fitting date.
These are civil engines like many on warships, so unlikely.
 

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These are civil engines like many on warships, so unlikely.
You may be right but not sure if there was in-depth disclosure about the exact reason why the LHTEC T800 was blocked for export. the T-129 issue pertains to supplying engines for export, I.e. the export licence not being granted to sell to Pakistan, similarly, the LM2500, though it may be dual-use, is marketed as a primarily Navy use gas turbine. So just hoping that PN has done its homework and that this isn't the nth time that we get bitten by the US.

However, guess there are more alternatives out there for this vis-a-vis attack helicopter engines.
 

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You may be right but not sure if there was in-depth disclosure about the exact reason why the LHTEC T800 was blocked for export. the T-129 issue pertains to supplying engines for export, I.e. the export licence not being granted to sell to Pakistan, similarly, the LM2500, though it may be dual-use, is marketed as a primarily Navy use gas turbine. So just hoping that PN has done its homework and that this isn't the nth time that we get bitten by the US.

However, guess there are more alternatives out there for this vis-a-vis attack helicopter engines.
Probably to stop turkey from helicopter export market as alternate are few. In case of ship alternate are available so GE dont want to loose business
 

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Sir Type 54 definitely but Milgem will be taken over by Jinnah class boats of which 4 will be produced. Lots of common component will be between both classes. The Sensor suit, Combat Management, Armament (Except for SAM) and propulsion systems will be, to a large extent, common. I believe only the load out will see changes; more VLS.
 

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