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Pakistan lost one Saab 2000 Erieye during attack on Kamra airbase

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  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    In an attack on Kamra airbase, an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) plane was destroyed, while ten attackers were also killed, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence was told on Wednesday.
    It was informed that defence installations have been attacked 16 times in the country since 2009. The meeting of the standing committee was chaired by Azra Fazal Pechuho. Defence Secretary Lieutenant General (retired) Asif Yasin Malik informed the committee that the defence installations saw their last attacks in Peshawar and the Kamra airbase.

    He said that in the attack on the Kamra airbase an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) plane was destroyed. The terrorists attacked Peshawar Air Base from all four sides, but fortunately all the defence installations remained safe, Malik said. He said after back-to-back attacks, army personnel have been deployed at all defence facilities of the country. He said intelligence officials who supported the terrorists had also been charged.

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    Pakistan lost one Saab 2000 Erieye during attack on Kamra airbase | idrw.org
     
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    I must say I used to be very hawkish on Pakistan. But since coming to Canada I have met some nice people from our neighboring state. Now I am believing that while the army and leadership are bad and have poor designs for India, the common man is same as everyone else. Just wants to work and get by. I am from Delhi and have seen much in common with pakistani from Punjab region then say I have with someone from South India.
     
  3. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    People maybe good, but their lack of control on their policy makers really puts us into a major soup doesn't it?
     
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    Yes, India must deal with the policy makers with a fist. But we people must be careful not to paint all of pakistani people as bad or violent or terrorist. they dont have a proper democracy like we do. but when offered vote, they give to main parties mostly. The solution is a mixed one. stop the leaders but reach out to the common man.
     
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    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    It isn't destroyed.
    It was partially damaged, repairable and is undergoing repairs AFAIK.
     
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    Would it have been the Chinese or Swedish model?
     
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    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The SAAB 2000 Erieye is Swedish and it was the Erieye that was damages and not the ZDK-03 (Chinese AWACS).
     
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    do you have source saying it was damaged not destroyed and then later is being fixed?
     
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    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I know some people in the armed forces.
    They seem to be quite reliable most of the time.

    But there was sources reporting this on the net too.

    World Defense Review: PAF Damaged Awacs aircraft repairable?
     
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    i see. if unfixable, will paf replace it?
     
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    good news :troll:
     
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    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    If unfixable?
    I'm not sure to be honest.

    I don't think PAF will, we will still have 3 other Erieye and maybe we'll buy more ZDK-03.
    However, with PNS Mehran, PN bought replacement P-3C, but that was also because of no alternative.

    I can't predict, we'll have to wait and see if it's repaired and back in service.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Does this mean that PAF and PN together have lost three high value forcemultipliers to terrorists till now?
     
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    I think they replaced the Navy ones?
     
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