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Incog_nito

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I guess these Saad-2000 AEW&Cs are integrated with the JF-17s?

I think PAF should bring more of such AWACs in order to keep eye on the stuff going beyond borders.
But we also need good Air Defence (Low, Medium, & High altitude) along with Satellite Surveillance.
 

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They should consider upgrading the ZDK-03 with fixed AESA radars as found on the newer Chinese AWACS. I think it is feasible. Will extend their life and usefulness.
 

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They should consider upgrading the ZDK-03 with fixed AESA radars as found on the newer Chinese AWACS. I think it is feasible. Will extend their life and usefulness.
There was one of the ZDK03 in China a few years ago for potential upgrade. It was there for nearly 18months but then nothing has been heard since then.
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Paf seems to more satisfied with saab AEW&C then Chinese till now,

Future seems to more focused in saab based aews&c , lets hope to opt for globleeye as well in near future
Paf seems to more satisfied with saab AEW&C then Chinese till now,

Future seems to more focused in saab based aews&c , lets hope to opt for globleeye as well in near future
 

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by just changing saab airframe they can increase its range by more then 150km
earth curvature is biggest limitation
flying at 30k feet turboprop vs 44k feet flying jet
idk why they ignore this capability for low cos flying
 

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Paf seems to more satisfied with saab AEW&C then Chinese till now,

Future seems to more focused in saab based aews&c , lets hope to opt for globleeye as well in near future
Paf seems to more satisfied with saab AEW&C then Chinese till now,

Future seems to more focused in saab based aews&c , lets hope to opt for globleeye as well in near future
GlobalEye is a beast, UAE bought 5 of them which makes for a huge force multiplier and constant AWACS coverage against all threats.
 

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Paf seems to more satisfied with saab AEW&C then Chinese till now,

Future seems to more focused in saab based aews&c , lets hope to opt for globleeye as well in near future
Paf seems to more satisfied with saab AEW&C then Chinese till now,

Future seems to more focused in saab based aews&c , lets hope to opt for globleeye as well in near future
Nonsense. Don't spew nonsense you have no idea.

Saab awew/awacs has blind spot. Even the Chinese air force has stopped such project and go for the KJ-500 with 360 degrees scanning..

Chinese awacs using the Y-8F are bigger and more capable. Look at your saab awacs interior, it's so cram and space for further upgrade are very limited. Living condition is terrible too due to small limited space. ZDK-03 being bigger has more loiter time and crew has good rest with rotating shift due to better living space. The AESA of ZDKis far bigger and can scan further for detection.
 

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Nonsense. Don't spew nonsense you have no idea.

Saab awew/awacs has blind spot. Even the Chinese air force has stopped such project and go for the KJ-500 with 360 degrees scanning..

Chinese awacs using the Y-8F are bigger and more capable. Look at your saab awacs interior, it's so cram and space for further upgrade are very limited. Living condition is terrible too due to small limited space. ZDK-03 being bigger has more loiter time and crew has good rest with rotating shift due to better living space. The AESA of ZDKis far bigger and can scan further for detection.
ZDK-03 does not have an AESA radar. It has a rotating PESA. Erieye is superior to it as a radar but being a wedge design it does not have 360 degree coverage. Chinese KJ200 and 500 series use a circular AESA design which may be the optimal solution, since it is AESA with 360 degree coverage. ZDK-03 can be fitted with such a radar too, something I hope Pakistan considers in the future, since The platform itself is superior due to longer range.
Saab-2000 is fine as a platform for AWACS, the space or upgradation issues you mentioned are not actual issues.
 

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