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AMRAAM jammed by Su-30MKI – further questions on radar BVR combat

Discussion in 'Picard's Corner' started by Picard, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Picard

    Picard Lt. Colonel RESEARCHER

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    In a recent clash between Indian Su-30MKIs and Pakistani F-16s, latter had fired "four to five American AMRAAMs (AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) from a distance of 40-50 km at the Indian aircraft including the Su-30 and the MiG-21 Bison." IAF had negated Pakistani claims of having shot down a Su-30MKI in the engagement. Even if true, that claim would give Pk of 20-25%, nowhere close to 50-90% often claimed. Historically the attacker's claims were typically significantly overstated, so there is no reason to believe Pakistani claims.

    In February, Pakistani F-16 had been shot down by Indian MiG-21, confirmed by both sides.

    EDIT: Missile used was AIM-120-C5. Multiple launches were "conclusively observed". Su-30 had spoofed a number of AMRAAM missiles.
     
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