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Originally posted by myst@Feb 21 2006, 04:54 AM
Well lets see now:
PAF: Frontline fighter jets, possibly Rafael, Gripen or J-10
PN: More surface combatants urgently required; Chinese F-22Ps coming but that is not enough. In addition, more submarines now required after Indian-French deal on Scorpenes which the Agostas cannot beat.
PA: So far the best supplied force out of all three but still lacks modern SP artillery and MBRLs which are decisive in the field of battle along with MBTs.
Originally posted by Ahsan F@Jan 3 2006, 12:36 PM
The picture of Paladin firing automatically on the target.
Provide the primary artillery support for armored and mechanized infantry divisions.
Entered Army Service
Description and Specifications
The M109A6 (Paladin) howitzer is the most technologically-advanced self-propelled cannon system in The U.S. Army. The "A6" designation identifies several changes to the standard model that provide improvements to weapon survivability, responsiveness, reliability, availability and maintainability, armament and terminal effects.
The fire-control system is fully automated, providing accurate position location, azimuth reference and on-board ballistic solutions of fire missions. The howitzer has a servo-driven, computer-controlled gun drive with manual backup. Paladin uses state-of-art components to achieve dramatic improvements in the following:
Survivability: "Shoot and scoot" tactics; improved ballistic and nuclear, biological and chemical protection.
Responsive fires: Capable of firing within 45 seconds from complete stop with on-board communications, remote travel lock and automated cannon slew capability.
Accurate fires: On-board POSNAV and technical fire control.
Extended range: 30 km with HE RAP and M203 propellant.
Increased reliability: Improved engine, track and diagnostics.
Upgrades include: global positioning system-aided self-location, M93 Muzzle Velocity System, and commercial off-the-shelf-based computer processor.
Max unassisted range: 22,000 m
Max assisted range: 30,000 m
Minimum range: 4,000 m
Max rate of fire: 4 rounds/minute for three minutes
Sustained rate of fire: 1 round/minute (dependent on thermal warning devices)
Max speed: 38 mph (highway)
Weight (empty): 56,400 lbs
Weight (combat loaded): approximately 63,615 lbs
Crew: 4 (accompanying M992 FAASV-5)
United Defense, L.P. (York, PA); TRW (Carson City, CA)
Originally posted by Sid@Feb 23 2006, 08:20 AM
None of the three Pakistani forces can 'take on' India and that has never been there objective either. They are designed and structured for 'minimum deterrence' which implies that they take a defensive posture.
Defend to the last man and make the aggressor pay so dearly in terms of lives and equipment losses that he loses all taste for battle. This would prevent any aggressor to not attack in the first place.