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April 28, 2017

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  • Keep an Eye Out for South Korea’s FA-50 Golden Eagle

    by - Dec 1, 2015
    The F/A-50 is the fighter derivative of the T-50. The T-50 was developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with the help of Lockheed Martin. ...Read More
  • Is it finally the Pakistan Navy’s turn?

    by - Oct 3, 2015
    03 October 2015 By Bilal Khan Compared to its sibling service arms, i.e. the Pakistan Army (PA) and Pakistan Air Force (PAF), the Pakistan Navy (PN) is, to put it politely, under-appraised. It is not that...
  • Anti-Ship Missiles

    by - Sep 28, 2015
    By Bilal Khan Anti-ship missiles (AShM) are a vital staple in the naval munitions inventory of modern militaries. As the name would probably suggest, AShMs are designed to target and sink enemy naval vessels. The concept...
  • Why is Pakistan looking at the Su-35?

    by - Sep 19, 2015
    By Bilal Khan 19 September 2015 It has been an interesting month for Russian-Pakistani relations. On the heels of a successfully concluded sale of an initial batch of four Mi-35 attack helicopters to Pakistan, reports about...
  • The JF-17 IV: Tomorrow’s Weapon Systems

    by - Sep 4, 2015
    By Bilal Khan The previous part of Quwa’s JF-17 series outlined the major changes coming to the platform via the development of JF-17 Block-3. Whereas the JF-17 of today is a significant improvement for the Pakistan...
  • The JF-17 III: Major Changes Ahead on JF-17 Block-3

    by - Aug 30, 2015
    By Bilal Khan Previous articles on Quwa discussed why the JF-17 is a significant advancement for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Not only is the JF-17 an effective multi-role platform that is poised to form the...
  • The JF-17 II: Introducing BVR & Precision Strike

    by - Aug 21, 2015
    By Bilal Khan In my previous piece I took a high level look at the JF-17 program, and in broad strokes I identified the improvements it brought (and will continue) to bring to the Pakistan Air...
  • No Sanctions for the Iranian Military

    by - Aug 15, 2015
    By Bilal Khan Last week IHS Jane’s 360 released an interesting analysis of how the recent Iranian nuclear deal would have an impact on steering the ‘Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force’ (IRIAF) towards its modernization...
  • The Dangers of Ignoring the Navy

    by - Aug 14, 2015
    By Bilal Khan Muhammad Ali Ehsan, a retired Pakistan Army lieutenant-colonel posted a thoughtful piece on the Express Tribune the other day that I found quite interesting. Essentially a response to the Sino-Pak submarine deal (reportedly...
  • The JF-17 I: A Wave of Change for the Pakistan Air Force

    by - Aug 14, 2015
    With three operational squadrons, I felt it was a good time to take a deeper look at the JF-17 Thunder, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF)’s new backbone fighter. Since the first prototype’s rollout in 2003, I...