The #Top of the Line stealth fighter jets like F-22 Raptors, F35 Lightning II, & Chengdu J 20 are Dream additions to any Country’s Arsenal, and Pakistan 🇵🇰 #Hoping to follow the Footsteps of the most Advanced Air Forces in the world.
Under the ambitious Project Azm which #Started in 2017, Pakistan is #Working on its very own Fifth Generation Stealth Fighter Jet program to keep with the Rapid advancements in the defense and avionics industry across the globe. The Project also #Includes the Development of Advanced Weapon Systems and MALE UAVs.
According to the Pakistan 🇵🇰 Ministry of Defence Production’s (MoDP) yearbook for 2017-2018, the #First of 4 cycles of conceptual design Phase has been completed by the Aviation Research, Innovation, and Development (AvRID) Secretariat.
The first configuration that was designed #Based on the Challenging Performance Requirements of PAF will go through 3 more cycles within the conceptual design using Higher Fidelity Analysis Tools and Codes.
In an interview with a defense publication, Jane’s Defense Weekly, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan told that he doesn’t expect the stealth jet to be operational for another Decade. The Possible concept/design of the 5th Generation fighter first Appeared in the form of a tail art on PAF’s C-130B, Participating in RIAT 2019.
According to #Defense Analysts, the Platform will be a successor to F-16A/B Block-15s, Mirage III and Mirage 5 with better range and payload carrying capacity compared to JF-17 Thunder jets & optimized for offensive counter-air (OCA), maritime, and Deep-Strike Platforms.
Some reports have it that China 🇨🇳 is also Likely to #Share its Chengdu J-20 technology with Pakistan 🇵🇰, however, these are all Based on #Speculations considering the 2 countries Haven’t Shared Any Details on the Possibility.
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