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No Talks on Supply of Su-35 Jets to Pakistan :: They can't afford twin engine jets

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Manmohan Yadav, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Russia is not engaged in negotiations on Su-35 fighter jets supply to Pakistan, Anatoly Punchuk, the deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), said Wednesday.

    In September, the Pakistani military officials expressed interest in Russian arms, including air defense systems and tanks.

    "Currently we are not holding talks on supplies of Su-35 fighter jets to Pakistan," Punchuk said. In September, Pakistani Ambassador to Russia told Sputnik that Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force Sohail Aman had "fruitful talks" in Moscow in July on purchasing of Russian Su-35 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) fighter jets.

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    PAK CAN'T AFFORD TWIN ENGINE FIGHTERS :: HERE'S WHY ...

    Twin engine fighter jets consume twice the amount of fuel and double the time required for maintenance. The amount of jet fuel an Su-35 would consume in a one hour sortie would be equivalent to powering a small city block in Karachi for a day.

    For a country like Pakistan that does not make any money and has no Foreign Direct Investment except for the Chinese funded CPEC project, ordering a twin engine advance fighter jet that cost more to fly and maintain seems to be an impossible task.

    Not to long ago, in May 2016, Pakistan could not afford to pay a mere $700 million for 8 F-16s without US Financial assistance and here they dream of an Su-35.

    This explains why the PAF does not have a single twin-engine fighter jet in its inventory while India prefers to fly mainly twin engine jets, irrespective of the cost.
     
  2. Grevion

    Grevion Professional Think Troll IDF NewBie

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    It wouldn't make sense for Pakistan to go for the Su-35s, maybe typhoons or Gripens but don't know if they can even afford one squadron of them.
     
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  3. Manmohan Yadav

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    not even those, SU-35 IS CHEAPER THAN THEM
     
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    Grevion Professional Think Troll IDF NewBie

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    They are not getting Su-35 in the near future. With India having close to 300+ of them what strategic leverage will Pakistan enjoy with an squadron or two of em.
     
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  5. Manmohan Yadav

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    IAF can wipe out PAF within 4 hours, thats the kind of conventional superiority we have over PAF
     
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    I am not sure if we can wipe them within four hours but we can gain air superiority over Pakistan's airspace within a day.
     
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  7. Himanshu Pandey

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    with JF 17 going to another dimension from sea.. mirage being century old and F-16 are mostly old or second hand, F-7 a chinise copy of Mig 21.. sometimes I wonder.. even PAf can achieve air superiority over PAF for IAF if it fought the war too seriously or even practices too much.
     
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    The good thing for PAF is that they are improving their jf-17 with block wise upgrades. It may be an improved mig-21 design but if produced in large numbers, it can help paf to survive.
     
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    JF 17 is not mig copy.. F7 is..

    and whatever upgrade they do... JF17 is not even a fair 4th gen.. so no worries.. and even if large numbers.. without capability they are just ducks..

    comes in bird.. has wings too but can't fly like real birds
     
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    Forget about the Gripen.
    Sweden,due to its export regulations,will never sell any offensive weapons to Pakistan. Sweden categorizes countries due to many factors,and Pakistan is only allowed to buy defensive equipments..... such as the EriEye for exemple.
     
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    I doubt that the PAF fleet serviceability is more than 50% . They have ~ 200 fighters, with the bulk of them being F 16s, JF 17s, old Mirages and ancient J 7s. If at all theres a war , India should get air dominance pretty easily once the F16 bases closer to LOC are attacked and neutralized.
     
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    JF- 17 is an improved version of super 7 project which itself was an improved version of mig-21.
    Never underestimate your enemy my friend. Pakistan has done good with whatever little money they had by investing in the joint fighter project with China.

    Thanks for the info sir. Glad to know that.:smile:
     
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  13. Himanshu Pandey

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    you mean a chinese copy of mig and then some add ons which means a new chinese copy of a plane which was made in 1950s.. good luck with that to IAF... it will be open season for hunting rather then war.
     
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    No European sanctions exist on Pakistan. Sanctions only exist for sub system meant for Chinese products.
     
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    Btw AEW & CS are offensive platforms.
     

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