Originally Posted by Owais
The B-52H cant fly over 50.000ft, its possible to intercept depending how good the Pakistani ground forces are, the B-52 is an ancient plane but is built to last for the future, at the moment the life span of the newly modified B-5's
is around 2040, tracking the Plane at high altitudes might require some good radars like the AN/TPS-77
this one we just received in the US military assistance package can detect at an evelations of 100.000ft, as I said the B-52 is ancient but packed with the latest tech, it has the ability to launch various payload and in context of payload it is also USAF only bomber with the ability release the largest delivery system built. The B-52 has also the ability to launch multiple cruise missiles, and drop precision guided bombs, it to be intercepted may in terms be limited, the Pakistani Air force is more than capable to destroy a subsonic aircraft, however, there are limitations in the PAF of how quick the PAF can react to the call, the B-52 as told can launch various payload, and in Pakistans case to destroy key location would probably be with Cruise missile payload, it depends how quick the PAF can react to a B-52 assault, and it also depends how well protected the bomber is. The other alternative is the HQ-2 surface to air missile, historically it has destroyed a U2 reconance plane so it is a capable weapon in this age after so many modifications.