Thank God pilot is safe but PAF must avoid too many crashes otherwise they won't leave any Miraj to place in museums or in bases for display.
these Mirajes are old and we need to replace them. We need to start looking some j-11 too now.
Raptor, the picture is Mirage 2000 of what seems like BAF camo.
I have my report of the incident saved, I am told not to publish it until the actual report comes in. It's been 40 years, we need to kick in JF-17 production. But the great government and Pakistani public is already asking to CUT the already extremely limited Defense budget.
Today's PAF budget with increment is $1.8 Billion, and PAF bought 18 F-16 C+/D+ for $1.8Bn. Absurd amount IMO. With this budget, expect this thread to be active.
^^^True that...Pakistsni politicians and now the pakistani public are a truely confusdd lot...
They want every thing to be state of the art,but govt wont release the money..and whatever little money is released,both politicians and public will moan the hell out of it and demonise pakisani defence forces.
I say this repeatedly, procurement budget is different from running budget. the 1.8billion $ budget is for the salaries of PAF personal, pensions and admin costs (VIP costs and stuff).
Procurement funds are released from government's account (Maybe Forex reserves, maybe loan or print more money and devalue your rupee)
I think its time that we speed up thunder's production.
These mirages/F-7 has become flying coffins for our pilots.
But the people who maintain it, go ask them how expensive and regularly they have to maintain those aircrafts for a few minutes flight.
on the other hand, these mirages are operational aircrafts, they fly regularly, unlike lancaster or mustang.
110 JF-17 Block-I(30 Dual seat included) and about 70+ Dual Seat as AJTs
110 JF-17 Block-II(30 Dual seat included)
110 JF-17 Block-III(30 Dual seat included)
These planes would going to replace A-5C and Mirage in the first then F-7s later on, along with 70 FC-20s till 2015.
US$ 5.1 Billion were set aside for the F-16's, along with MLU, armaments, radars etc., right? So what if we bought 18 instead of the planned 36......had we invested that amount in J-10's or J-11's, we would have been a lot better off. I have said it time and again, decision to acquire more F-16's was not only insane, it was criminal!
ASIA PACIFIC Date Posted: 13-Jun-2012
Pakistan Mirage crashes during training exercise
Gareth Jennings - Aviation Desk Editor - London
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Dassault Mirage 5 fighter aircraft crashed during a routine training sortie on 12 June, national media has reported.
The crash, which is the second such incident involving this aircraft type in the region in less than a month, occurred in the southwestern Balochistan province, the reports said.
The pilot reportedly ejected safely and was recovered shortly after the French-built fighter came down some 60 km from its home station of Masroor Air Base in Karachi. There were no casualties on the ground.
Military authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
The PAF operates a number of Mirage 5-variant aircraft, the first of which entered service in 1973. These variants comprise the multirole Mirage 5PA (1973), Mirage 5PA2 (1981), Mirage 5PA3 (1982) and Mirage 5EF (1998) and the reconnaissance Mirage 5DR (2004). It is not known which variant was involved in this incident.
With Mirage III fighters also in service, the PAF is the largest Mirage operator outside of France
Thank GOD the pilot is safe .. until thunders are put in large numbers inshallah this risk will stay i hope no more crashes take place.
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