- Dec 17, 2009
Half of PAF is made up with Mirage and the other with J-7s. Many of the Mirage have undergone the ROSE upgrade and the F-7Ps have been fitted with Grifo-7 radar which is license produced in Pakistan. With MiG-21s having spare problems and R-77 seekers malfunctioning on a regular basis, I would not dismiss PAF so easily. Their pilots get alot of flight hours in Pakistan and flying as mercenaries in the GCC getting Western training. With Magic and Sidewinders, PAF can give a run for the money in a BVR fight. With them getting 500 AIM-120Cs for the F-16s, they will not be pushovers. Also an F-16 armed with AMRAAM tied into a SAAB AWACs equals a deadly combination even for MKIs. IAF needs MRCA and the MiG-29/M2000 upgrades very soon.Dude they have like what ,uoto 64 4th gen aircraft.The bulk of their force is made up of non-upgraded chinese junk and dassault mirage-3,5.Even Mig-21 Bisons will lay their airforce to the ground.