Why they r asking the same junks AH-1'scobras which will be given in 100 years and may take 1000 years 2 upgrade and today KYANII said i have requested AH-64D Apache, I have heared on T.V.
Why don't they just try to induct about 50-60 Z-10'swhich will be available in 2010, and so expensive and un-reliable $25 million Apache or more.Where as Z-10's will be cheaper in terms of operating cost as PAC could easily manufature its spare parts and most notably un-classified in terms of avionics and its weapon system will be not classiied to the Indian military where as the Apache's weapons and avionics will be classified to them and could be easily jammed by them.He just have to asked about some free and upgraded AH-1's Cobra's and there spare's and must try to negotiate for our 14 remaining F-16 Block-15's so as our fleet could be able get to nos. of 62 from current 48 and may be additional more than 40 F-16 Block-15's.
I wish Pak Army Aviation should look like:
UH-1 Heuy's:50 upgraded with latest avionics with four bladed config.(ex-U.S)
Bell-407:50 with latest avionics
Bell-412:50 with latest avionics
Mi-17 V5 & V7 only:50+ with latest avionics from EU (being replace by Z-10's in comin years)
Z-15's :30+ with latest avionics rom EU (replaces PUMA's)
Large no. of UAV'S Low and meduim altitude UAV'S/UCAV's
and I wishes that all AEW&C's that we are procuring must work in conjuction like as PAK military AWAC's not like PA,PN &PAF having separate AEW&C's. Imeant to say that we should have a combine transportation as well as combine AEW&C's system.