PL10 is ready.. it appears more like integration tests in progress.Can be test module
Sir, you forgot to add a link to your post, would appreciate it if you would do that. Thanks!Argentinian media says that the PAC JF-17 Thunder & Mikoyan MiG-35 remain the only two options being “evaluated
with increasing interest” for the Argentinian Air Force program to replace its Mirage IIIs.
On the other hand, Malaysia has also finalised the PAC JF-17 & KAI FA-50 for its program.
Sources indicate that Iraq and Qatar are also highly interested, as well as Azerbaijan.
It’s no surprise that air forces will be attracted to a fighter with features like an AESA radar, PL-15 LRAAM, PL-10 HOBS IRAAM, HMD, CM-400AKG maritime strikes missile, GIDS REK standoff precision munitions and many other modern air weaponry
jF-17 is a strong contender.Argentinian media says that the PAC JF-17 Thunder & Mikoyan MiG-35 remain the only two options being “evaluated
50 for now, the 130+ that are flying now, only some based on air-frame hrs/fatigue will also be upgraded.How many of the III will PAF go for? Is the entire fleet going to be replaced or modified?
On the contrary, i believe blk 4 will be announced one day. It may become test bed for AZM avionics, ECM etc. but it's just an experienced hunch.50 for now, the 130+ that are flying now, only some based on air-frame hrs/fatigue will also be upgraded.
In the mean time Blk4 is also being explored, which may or may not, see the light of day, in light of Project Azm and the new inductions. In that case, upgrade of Blk1&2 to Blk 3, will be a priority, and new Blk3 production, with minor upgrades will continue, and exceed the initial figure of 50.