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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

    Feb 4, 2012
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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.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
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  2. Satendra kumar

    Satendra kumar FULL MEMBER

    Apr 18, 2017
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    F-16 and Mig 21 Bison both shown great potential given Bison over 50 years with defence force nearly retirement,I suppose latest F-16’s were given tough time within combat mission.It also showed the mig’s has been better rated with it’s capacity and capability.
  3. sangos

    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Apr 25, 2013
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    Yes as presented byt he IAF the Su-30s' countermeasures disabled the PAF package munitions. Actually had Wing Cdr Abhi's wingman not turned cold, then that MiG-21 Bison which was carrying the jammer pod would have done the same. When the F16 AMRAAM had locked-on to the MiG-21Bison the RWR should have automatically issued an audio warning about immediate danger & the chaff countermeasures dispensing system would have been activated.
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