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Mensaje por Berserk el Mar Sep 25, 2012 7:54 pm

Drones ‘terrorising’ Pakistani civilians, say experts

ISLAMABAD: The US campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt is terrorising civilians 24 hours a day and breeding bitter anti-American sentiment, researchers said Tuesday.

The attacks are largely based in northwest Pakistan, where militants linked to Taliban and al Qaeda have strongholds have killed thousands of people since they began in June 2004, says a report by experts from Stanford Law School and the New York University School of Law.

Aside from casualties, the “Living Under Drones” report said, the missile strikes are affecting daily life in the tribal areas, making people unwilling to gather in groups – even for weddings and funerals – for fear of being targeted.

After attacks, rescuers are unwilling to help the wounded for fear of being hit by follow-up missiles, said the report commissioned by UK-based charity Reprieve, which campaigns against drone strikes.

The report urged Washington to rethink its drone strategy, arguing it was counterproductive and undermined international law.

Based on media reports and interviews with residents of North Waziristan, one of the areas most heavily targeted by drones, the research said the US conception of the campaign as a “surgically precise and effective tool that makes the US safer” was false.

Drone strikes allow the United States to carry out “targeted killings” of people it believes are militants from afar, without endangering American lives, but the campaign has become a festering sore in US-Pakistan relations.

Islamabad says the strikes are counterproductive and a violation of its sovereignty, but US officials are believed to regard them as an effective way of disabling terror groups by killing key members.

The Stanford-NYU report said “the publicly available evidence that they have made the US safer overall is ambiguous at best” and the majority of militants killed by drones seemed to be low-ranking.

Reliable casualty figures are difficult to acquire in the tribal areas, which are off-limits to journalists and aid workers because of security worries and government restrictions.

Citing a CNN report, the Stanford-NYU paper said only around two per cent of those killed in drone strikes were “high-level” targets.

Total deaths between June 2004 and September 2012 were between 2,562 and 3,325, with 474 to 881 of them civilians, “Living Under Drones” said, quoting figures gathered from media reports by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

http://dawn.com/2012/09/25/drones-terrorising-pakistani-civilians-say-experts/
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Mensaje por Berserk el Mar Sep 25, 2012 7:56 pm

Otro q quiere entrar en el club de los de 5ta generacion.......... no es nada oficial pero hace rato hay rumores de los deseos de pakistan por un caza similar dado los nuevos aviones de india y china, ademas pakistan no es q sea muy amigo de usa ni q este de acuerdo con sus continuas violaciones y asesinatos en su suelo

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Mensaje por Andrés Eduardo González el Miér Sep 26, 2012 11:03 pm

Pues tiene buena pinta ese diseño...
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Mensaje por PillanFAH el Jue Sep 27, 2012 12:55 pm

Es interesante que aun en dia la mayor flota operativa vigente de aviones mirage III Y V modernisados por ellos mismos, se que anduvieron viendo los mirage v ELKAN chilenos hace tiempo atras .

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Mensaje por Berserk el Miér Dic 12, 2012 7:51 pm

Crashes raise concern about Pakistani air force

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Over a dozen Pakistani air force planes have crashed in roughly the past 18 months, raising concerns about the health of an aging fleet that officials are struggling to upgrade because of a lack of funds.

A significant number of the air force's combat aircraft are nearly half a century old and have been called on in recent years to help the army fight a domestic Taliban insurgency that has killed thousands of people. This has added to the strain on a force that has historically focused on countering the threat from Pakistan's neighbor and archenemy, India.

Pakistan has turned to the U.S. and China for help in modernizing its air force, but economic woes have strained the government's budget, even for the country's powerful military. Tension with the U.S. over a host of issues, including the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year, also hasn't helped.

Shahzad Chaudhry, a former senior Pakistani air force officer, said the number of planes that have crashed "would be worrying for any air force."

"If I were air force chief, I certainly wouldn't want to see over a dozen airplanes being lost," said Chaudhry. "Obviously we need to bring those numbers down."

At least 13 planes have crashed since May 2011, many because of technical problems, according to a record maintained by The Associated Press. The air force did not respond to request for comment on the crashes.

The most recent accident occurred on Nov. 22, when a Dassault Mirage fighter jet crashed on a routine night training mission in central Punjab province, killing the pilot. The air force said at the time that it was investigating the cause of the crash, but eyewitnesses said the plane caught fire before it fell out of the sky.

Nearly half the planes that have crashed were decades-old Mirage fighters. They make up at least a quarter of the force's fleet of about 400 combat aircraft, according to the website GlobalSecurity.org. Many were built nearly 50 years ago and acquired from foreign militaries that had already retired them.

"We bought them at almost throw-away prices, brought them over, overhauled them and continue to operate them," said former Pakistani air force chief Tanvir Mahmood. "This was our compulsion because of the financial constraints that we had."

Chaudhry, the former senior air force officer, said the Mirage was a "very sturdy platform" that shouldn't fail easily.

"But when you have the intensity of an operational combat environment, problems tend to be there," said Chaudhry.

The crashes raise questions not only about the age of the aircraft, but also flight maintenance practices, said Sajad Haider, a celebrated former air force pilot who has written a book about the service.

Other planes that have gone down include the Chengdu F-7 fighter jet bought from China, the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet jointly developed with China and Pakistan's Mushshak trainer, a propeller plane.

The most advanced fighter jet operated by the Pakistani air force is the F-16 Fighting Falcon, over 60 of which were purchased in various batches from the U.S. over the past three decades.

U.S. military support came to a halt in the 1990s because of sanctions imposed on Pakistan over its nuclear program, but resumed in 2001 when Washington needed Islamabad's support to fight al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan. Military assistance largely dried up once again over the past two years because of renewed tensions between the two countries, although the U.S. did deliver more than a dozen new F-16s purchased by Pakistan.

One of the reasons Pakistan turned to China for help with its air force was the country's troubles with the U.S.

The government has purchased over 100 F-7 fighter jets from China, mostly in the 1980s, and has reportedly ordered more advanced FC-20 fighter jets in recent years. Pakistan is also domestically producing the JF-17 fighter jet, jointly developed with China, but it has not yet entered full service.

"The JF-17 program was pushed through during my tenure of office because we knew we couldn't live with these old Mirages and some of our old Chinese planes for too long," said Mahmood, who served as air force chief from 2006 to 2009.

The current head of the air force, Tahir Rafique Butt, told Pakistan's Senate defense committee at the end of November that the force was struggling to modernize its equipment and technology because of a shortage of funds, said the head of the committee, Mushahid Hussain.

While Pakistani military spending makes up about 20 percent of the government's budget, the air force is lower down the totem pole than the powerful army.

Hussain said the air force was doing the best with what it has, but the recent spate of crashes "was linked to use of technology that is fast becoming outmoded and obsolete."

"That reinforces the argument the air force was making to us about a lack of resources," said Hussain.

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Mensaje por -Clark- el Mar Dic 02, 2014 8:35 am

Pakistán en negociaciones para adquirir el avión de combate FC-31 chino



(defensa.com) Fuentes oficiales del gobierno de Pakistán han confirmado las negociaciones para la adquisición del avión de combate FC-31 de fabricación china. El pedido de la Fuerza Aérea de Pakistán podría ser de entre 30 y 40 aeronaves, que formarían dos escuadrones con los que reemplazar al F-16 de fabricación estadounidense. De materializarse el acuerdo, Pakistán sería el primer cliente de exportación del aparato.

Se trata de un avión de combate bimotor, de tamaño medio y de cuarta generación fabricado por Shenyang Aircraft Corp., que fue presentado a comienzos de noviembre en la feria bianual AirShow, en Zhuhai, China, donde fue una de las estrellas indiscutibles, ya que era la primera vez que el Gobierno chino permitía la exhibición de una aeronave aún en fase de desarrollo.

El FC-31 es la versión de exportación del avión J-31 que se encuentra en periodo de pruebas desde 2012 y que está propulsado por motores de fabricación rusa Klimov RD-93. Con avanzado diseño stealth, según el fabricante puede ser empleado para misiones de apoyo aéreo cercano o interdicción aérea con un radio de alcance de 4.000 km. y una velocidad de mach 1.8, cuya apariencia y algunas características, como el empleo de bahías internas para armas, recuerdan al F-35 de Lockheed Martin, aunque se trate de una aeronave bimotor. (J.N.G.)

Fuente: http://defensa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14027:pakistan-en-negociaciones-para-adquirir-el-avion-de-combate-fc-31-chino&catid=64:restomundo&Itemid=187
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