It's not as simple as that. A fair fight is possible if JF is provided with force multipliers. You're wrong, LCA would be just as tough to JF as JF to LCA. JF has similar avionics, weapons load and lighter doesn't mean winner.A fair fight is only possible if the MKI is put against multiple JF's at a time. Other than that, MKI reigns over in literally everything, leave alone dogfighting.
Infact even the LCA would be a toughnut for the JF. Especially because of its avionics, and capability to carry more weapons, since is much lighter.
Again a conflict wouldnt be just a JF vs MKI. It would be PAF vs IAF. That means, everything that flies needs to complement everything on the ground supporting it.
JF-17 WILL be data-linked to AWACS. Why deny JF-17 will be datalinked when you don't deny Su-30, LCA will be data-linked? Even PAC's own website says it will be datalinked and that hasn't been updated in over 5 years. Ex Air Chief said many times datalinks between Erieye and Chinese jets would be set up. Everything you have asked about is kept secret, only monkey figures are released to the public.Assuming JF-17 datalinked with AWAC
1.) What type of data link JF-17 will use for connect to AWAC?
2.) How many Aircrafts can be able connect to a single Erieye?
3.) Normally AWAC is used to find out ground based targets. So what is the azimuth of an Erieye?
JF17 in its current configuration is a fairly basic plane. when compared to modern 4th generation fighters.
No composites, all alluminium build.
Yes it is fairly basic compared to other modern 4th gen planes. It does have composites, what the hell do you think the radar radome is made of? Full production planes will have carbon composite control surfaces according to one source I read.
NO CANARDS or TVC
So? F-16E has no canards, F-18E has no canards, Su-35 (the latest air superiority one, is it the Su-35BM?) has no canards.
Standard Russian RD93 engine comparable to that on MIG29.
Will be replaced with a better engine.
Chinease KLJ radar which is inferior to Bars Pesa radar.
Data-linked to Swedish Erieye radar and similar Chinese radar, both superior to Bars Pesa radar.
Very limited range of weapons ie variety/MIX is minimal as china is stil behind Russia and the West in this respect.
Nope and not for too long. You really don't know anything do you? China has three close combat AAMs (2 for export), an old BVRAAM comparable to Sparrow, a new BVRAAM comparable to R-77, satellite guided bombs newly developed, laser guided bombs plus targeting pods (the latest FILAT pod includes FLIR as well),anti-radiation missiles, a huge array of anti-ship cruise missiles. This is all the stuff that is already developed, they also have another close combat AAM comparable to A-darter and a ramjet BVRAAM in development. Then there's the Pakistani stuff - H-2/H-4 glide bombs, Ra'ad ALCM, HAFR-1/2 (Matra Durandal), cluster bombs, etc. This is just the stuff that I have read about, the list goes on for both Pakistan and China.
BVR capability for first time in PAF.
Very low cost can BE acquired in LARGE nos.
Great upgrade potential
WILL BE LICENSE built in PAC. SO NO embargos...
It won't be licence built, it will be built by its co-developer.
BUT JF17 in current block cannot live with SU30MKI without AWACS (true)
F16/52.. IN SUPPORT. (false) Thankfully (for PAF, not InAF) jf17 will have both as back up... and more.
You need more reasons to believe JF-17 can defend Pak airspace against MKI? What denial!do you need more reasons to believe mki is better than jf17......what denial!!! But yes jf17 i think is good enough for mig29 and the mirages........mig21 is a generation behind(4 to 3.75)......thnx