The IAF's excessive focus on platforms rather than sensors and weapon systems was evident during the Kargil conflict with Pakistan two decades ago. “The IAF fulfilled the expectations only after it made emergency purchases of Laser-Guided Bombs and targeting pods,” Thakur said.“The technical advantage gained by the IAF through the acquisition of the Rafale would be transient because it would be based largely on the weapon systems and sensors of the Rafale,” Thakur said.
“The PL-15 and the range of that missile, we’ve got to be able to out-stick that missile,” US Air Force’s Command chief had said in 2015.Herbert J. Carlisle, the then head of the US Air Force’s combat command, was quoted by Flight Global as saying that outmatching the Chinese PL-15 air-to-air missile in particular is an “exceedingly high priority”.
The Indian Air Force ordered a large batch of Russian air-to-air missiles such as R-27, R-73 very shortly after Balakot strike.“IAF allowed itself to be outgunned by focusing on platform acquisitions, rather than weapon system and sensor upgrades. With sufficient military foresight, the IAF could have armed its Su-30MKI with longer range air-to-air missiles acquired from Russia rather than continuing to rely on the lesser ranged missile ordered years ago from Ukraine,” IAF veteran Thakur asserted.
Explains the situation of InAF on 27th February.The Indian Air Force ordered a large batch of Russian air-to-air missiles such as R-27, R-73 very shortly after Balakot strike.
Explains US and India are strategic allies vs. Pakistan.The JF-17 fighter jet has been also equipping with PL-15 Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missile that has posed serious concern among the US Air Force due to the long range of its missiles.
Spuntik is quoted and it's Russian news agency.PL -15 is not that advance as many Pakistani posters here like to think.
No one knows it's exact performance and parameters.It's best comparable to AIM 120D in specifications not even close to meteor.
history defy your claims.... but good luck.More bad news for you lot's... a new dual pulse BVRAAM is under development with kinematic performance superior or similar to AIM 120-D
No just means you gave bigger kickbacks . Now stop derailing the thread.
People in the past who have bought Indian hardware like HAL Dhruv helicopter have actually regretted it.No just means you gave bigger kickbacks . Now stop derailing the thread.