Pakistan army to be prepared to expand China Xiaolong fighter avionics performance was better than expected
Pakistan Air Force equipment Xiaolong fighter
LONDON Dec. 24, 2009: According to the “Aviation Week” reported on 22 December, the Pakistan Air Force is preparing to expand the “Fierce Dragon” the number of single-engine fighter of the preparation, so as to enhance its air power.
this year, the first by the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute for delivery to Pakistan “Fierce Dragon” fighter aircraft already in service, delivery order number in Pakistan 42 half. Officials in charge of the project, said Pakistan Air Force has built the first “Fierce Dragon” fighter squadron, and the second squadron of the assembly has also been planned. In addition, he participated in the “Fierce Dragon” fighter project, said the Air Force commander Junaid, Pakistan, and then hope that next year the government ordered the second batch of 50 aircraft. Pakistan is seeking the second installment of “Fierce Dragon” fighter on the increase in the upgrading of equipment, but the exact requirements have not been elaborated.
Pakistani officials said South Africa and French suppliers are interested in upgrading the “Fierce Dragon” fighter avionics and weaponry. In a search for partners, the preferred solution seems to continue with the Chinese suppliers to maintain cooperation. While other suppliers of the “Fierce Dragon” very interested in improvements, but Junaid said, “Fierce Dragon” fighter has a basic avionics worthy place; the performance of these electronic devices to be “better than expected”, new aircraft transition progressed very well. Meanwhile, the “Fierce Dragon” fighter flying in mountain regions is also no problem.
Although the development of air fleet still at a relatively early stage, so far, our focus is to pilots and maintenance personnel familiar with the new equipment. All preparatory work is under way, let air-and ground staff in the work. We have complete control of this capability from far away. Junaid said: “involved in the overall project development progress of this model is superior to the Pakistan Air Force in the early 1980s, the introduction of F-16 A/B fighter jets situation.”
with this Meanwhile, Lockheed – Martin will be the latest batch of F-16 fighters delivered to Pakistan. These fighters on December 13, Sand Buzz delivered to Pakistan Air Force Base. After a “peace flight” plan, Pakistan Air Force has fielded 12 F-16Cs fighters and six F-16Ds fighters. Pakistan Air Force said the latest F-16 precision strike fighter with the features, such as for Afghanistan, exactly in line with South Waziristan and the Federally Administered Tribal disputed border areas, expand the patrol and investigation.
It is reported that Pakistan’s military forces are still waiting for ZDK-03 radar early warning aircraft delivery type disk; these aircraft have been manufactured in Hanzhong in China last month to complete. According to the contract signed in 2008, Pakistan, China will be delivered four sets of Pakistani system. Pakistan Air Force Commander Suleiman will be said: In the history of cooperation between China and Pakistan on the transfer of the first ZDK-03 early warning aircraft with a milestone-like significance. In addition, he stressed, ZDK-03 early warning aircraft to Pakistan Air Force to enhance the ability to maintain peace in the region. And the Pakistan Air Force to implement the overall strategy is to transform itself into a capable and technologically advanced air force, and ZDK-03 early warning aircraft purchase is part of that strategy. Meanwhile, Junaid said, all new weapons systems the use of equipment also need careful consideration, particularly how to use an integrated approach to management.
earlier had reported that Pakistan Air Force in the use of SD-10B from the air to air missiles would mean, Xiaolong fighters will continue to use China’s avionics system. The future will be equipped with Xiaolong fighters active phased array radar, provided Pakistan with China forward ZDK-03 early warning aircraft, bound to a substantial increase in air combat aircraft performance, and the formation of a new generation of air combat system, which greatly improve the current Pakistan Air Force in India and Pakistan among the disadvantages of comparing the situation. In the future, Pakistan’s production of “Fierce Dragon” fighter will gradually replace the A-5, F-7, and “Mirage” aircraft into Pakistani air force main.
present, Pakistan is also committed to increase the UAV equipment. Although Italy’s Monica Seles – Galileo – Falco companies related talks, but the Italian military’s apparent reluctance to sell the Pakistani side of its unmanned aircraft systems. Therefore, contact between Pakistan and the Chinese authorities to buy CH-3s unmanned attack aircraft issues, is still in negotiation stage. (Compiled: Sri Lanka years)