Diving Falcon said:That would hardly make sence given that the Pakistan Air Force is still one of those air forces with limited resources, and mere common sence dictates that an air force with limited resources would want to make full use of an expensive weapon. The Mirage ROSE-III does not have a radar, thus firing a MICA on it would be a waste given that a plane with a good radar would make better use of it. Sure, I'm not saying that PAF doesn't have MICA, but its extremely unlikely that the MICA is being used on ROSE-III, which is primarily a strike plane, without a radar (or a suffiecient enough one).
U did miss out dint u.
There are two phases of upgrading of Mirages of PAF. One is handled by PAC Kamra other by SEGAM in France.
PAC Kamra has upgraded Mirage-3s with Italian Grifo M Radar which has look down - shoot down & BVR capability. Also HUD, Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) Pod. BVR H-1 & H-2 bombs. HOTAS controls, RWR's chaff/flare, Besides some say that Kamra upgrade mirages can carry side winders aswell.
SEGAM has still kept its secret. They are not revealing the Radar. Some reports say that the new Radar on Mirage-5 of PAF has multi-targeting capability. SEGAM officials only said that with the latest upgrades Mirages are the best fighters in PAF inventory, even better than current F-16 Fleet of PAF.
As for the reports about it being fitted with the latest radar, I suggest you read about the ROSE III from AFM's past articles, and as you'll see, there is no mention of radar. Contact Munir if possible, as he or someone he knew went to the air show. ROSE III and ROSE II are the same thing, they're both from the Mirage V, only the ROSE-I has a radar which could use a BVRAAM.
My Friend do you think ACM, AFM will give away big informations to public. where are you from Cambodia (kidding dont mind). The upgrading by PAC & SEGAM was kept secret & it still is, even though both plants have came out that they have upgraded mirages to advance versions. Even France did not allow the secrecy to be revealed to public & press during Paris Air Show. They covered Mirage-5 of PAF with black cloth & took the pics of MICA mounted on it them selves & handed over to press.
Besides you are talking of old reports. Talk of new. This is new report my friend.
(I'll find u the pic of Mirage-5 with MICA on it for u)