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Pakistan is to purchase 36 J-10 fighter aircraft from China in a deal worth more than USD 1.4 billio

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posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 11:49 AM
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"Islamabad: In a major move to boost its air warfare capability, Pakistan is to purchase 36 J-10 fighter aircraft from China in a deal worth more than USD 1.4 billion, with options open for induction of more similar aircraft.

China will supply the 36 J-10 fighter jets, enough to equip two squadrons, under a preliminary agreement that could lead to "more sales", a Pakistani official has said.

Pakistan might buy "larger numbers" of the multi-role aircraft in the future but has not signed any deal to purchase as many as 150 jets, the official told the Financial Times.

The J-10 or Jian 10 is China's most advanced combat aircraft and is the third generation fighter comparable to American F-16 Fighting Falcons. "

Seems like India believes this is a buildup for an attack from both sides.
Things continue to get more tense over there.....




posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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This still leaves Pakistan WAY below India's military capability.

It is interesting they are purchasing them from China, a enemy of India.

Does that mean that China would use hostilities between India and Pakistan as an opportunity to attack India, I mean defend Pakistan?

[edit on 11/13/2009 by mrmonsoon]



posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 12:23 PM
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For comparison and information ..

Chengdu Jian 10 (J10) or "Fighter 10" Specs


Technical Specifications J-10A

Powerplant: one 122.58 kN (27,557 lb st) Lyulka-Saturn AL-31FN afterburning turbofan or equivalent Chinese-produced WS-10A turbofan.

Dimensions: length 15.50m; height ?; wing span 9.70m; wing area 39sqm

Weights: empty 8,300 kg; Max Take-Off Weight 18,000 kg

Performance:

Armament: one internal 23mm cannon; up to 4500 kg (9,920lb) of ordnance including PL-8, PL-11, PL-12 (SD-10), R-73, R-77 air-to-air missiles, free-fall and guided bombs, YJ-8K ASM, YJ-9 ARM, unguided rockets, auxiliary fuel tanks, carried on up to 11 external stations.





F-16 Fighting Falcon Specs


Length 49.3 ft / 15.03 m
Height 16.7 ft / 5.09 m
Wingspan 32.8 ft / 10.0 m
Wing area 300 sq ft / 27.87 sq m
Weight empty 20,300 lb / 9,207.9 kg
Maximum take-off weight 48,000 lb / 21,772 kg
Internal fuel 5,920 lb / 2,685.2 kg
Speed 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
Range 1,740 n. mi
Power plant One Pratt & Whitney
F100-PW-200/220/229 or
One General Electric
F110-GE-100/129

Engine thrust F110-GE-129 29,500 lb
F100-PW-229 29,100 lb





posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by mrmonsoon
This still leaves Pakistan WAY below India's military capability.

It is interesting they are purchasing them from China, a enemy of India.

Does that mean that China would use hostilities between India and Pakistan as an opportunity to attack India, I mean defend Pakistan?

[edit on 11/13/2009 by mrmonsoon]

As I have touched on many times, there is a LOT of tension between China and India right now. And Pakistan is afraid that India wants to attack them.



posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 01:15 PM
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Boy wouldn't that be ironic: if Pakistan were to purchase Chinese fighters made with stolen U.S. technolgy and paid for by U.S. Taxpayer foreign aid. Talk about getting ******** without even a thank you.



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