All the PRAISES TO ALLAH ALMIGHTY As Conceptual Design Phase of PAKISTAN’s Indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter Under Project AZM Successfully Concluded:
All the Praise to ALLAH ALMIGHTY and More Blessings to GREAT PAKISTANI NATION as the Conceptual Design Phase of PAKISTAN’s Indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft under Project AZM Successfully Concluded. The centerpiece involves the development of PAKISTAN’s indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter under Project AZM is going smoothly at steady Pace. The first of the four Conceptual Design Phase Cycles (CDPC) of PAKISTAN’s FGFA has been successfully concluded.
It is important to mention that PAKISTAN’s Project AZM includes the manufacturing of PAKISTAN’s most anticipated indigenous state of the art and cutting edge Fifth Generation Fighter Program.
According to the Ministry of Defense Production (MoDP) Yearbook of 2017-2018, “First cycle of conceptual design phase has been completed. The first configuration that was designed based on the challenging performance requirements of PAKISTAN AIR FORCE (PAF) will go through three more cycles within the conceptual design using higher fidelity analysis tools and codes.”
One of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF’s) C-130B, participating in RIAT 2019 Tail Art displays PAC’s (possible) concept/design for the FGFA under project “AZM”. A Dual Engine 5th Generation Aircraft concept/design of Canard Delta can be seen.
— Pakistan Defence (@DefencedotPak) July 19, 2019
PAKISTAN Launched the indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft Programs (FGFA) back in 2017. This program includes PAKISTAN’s indigenous 5th Gen Fighter Program. The proposed PAKISTAN’s indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter would be a Stealth-Capable Medium-Altitude and Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MALE UAV).
PAKISTAN’s proposed Fifth Generation MALE UAV would be armed with state of the art armaments and munitions including the Long Range Air to Surface, Surface to Air and Air to Air Smart Missiles.
The then PAKISTAN AIR FORCE CHIEF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL (ACM) Sohal Aman said, “The design work of the MALE UAV is in its final stages,”
It is important to mention that all the projects include in the publication of the Minister of Defense Production (MoDP) are only published and revealed that are completed during the period of 2017-18 months before the actual publication of the report. It clearly implies that either PAKISTAN AIR FORCE has already flown its first Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MALE UAV) or it has been delayed. On the other hand, the FGFA design phase has already been completed successfully.
PAKISTAN is working on a state of the art Aviation Industrial Complex that will significantly boost ISLAMABAD’s Defense Capabilities. The Aviation Industrial Complex will be equipped for the manufacturing of state of the art indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircrafts in the Country. Moreover, the Aviation Industrial Complex would also be able to fulfill the Commercial and Civilian Aviation Needs.
— 🌨 (@rabiyahashme) July 27, 2019
The PAKISTAN’s proposed Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft Program under Project AZM would be an Air Superiority Stealth-Capable Medium-Altitude and Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MALE UAV) that would be equipped with the latest long range lethal armaments, electronic warfare equipment and countermeasures.
The PAKISTAN’s proposed Fifth Generation Stealth-Capable Medium-Altitude and Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MALE UAV) would also be able to evade all the recent and upcoming Air Defense Systems with ease. The MALE UAV vehicle would be able to fly beneath the Air Defense Radar Horizon System like the Cruise Missile and it is equipped with all the electronic warfare countermeasures.
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE CHIEF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL Mujahid Anwar Khan also revealed the current and additional Air Staff Requirements (ASR) of PAKISTAN’s proposed Indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft Aircraft would be a single seat fighter jet and it is powered by twin engines. The Aircraft cruise speed would be more than 2.5 Mach and it would super-cruise like the Directed Energy Laser Weapon. Hence, the PAKISTAN’s FGFA would be the high performance and medium to heavyweight jet with a clean sheet.
° Project Azm = Lead by #PAF to develop/build 5th generation aircraft, weapon systems and MALE attack drones.
° Project Hangor = Lead by Pakistan #Navy to acquire and build 8X Hangor Class Submarines.
— Developing Pakistan (@DevelopmentPk) July 19, 2018
The proposed and different design configuration of PAKISTAN’s indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft clearly shows that the PAKISTAN AIR FORCE is in interested to produce a heavyweight platform for the aircraft would be equipped with more range and heavier payloads than the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft.
It means that the proposed PAKISTAN’s FGFA would be equally optimized for the maritime strike platform, deep strike platforms and Offensive Counter-Air Strike platforms. In other words, the new FGFA would be PAKISTAN’s successor for supplementing and eventually replacing the PAKISTAN’s F-16A/B Blocks and it Mirage III/5 Rose fighter Jets.
It is important to mention that the Report of Conceptual Design Phase Cycle of PAKISTAN’s indigenous Fifth Generation Fighter was revealed by the 2017-2018 Annual Yearbook of PAKISTAN’s Ministry of Defense Production (MoDP). Now, the year 2019 is at its end and 2020 is about to come, So we can predict the First prototype Flight of PAKISTAN’s Indigenous 5th Generation in the coming year of 2020 or 2021 INSHALLAH.
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