Deal signed between China and Pakistan for Asian most digital AAM PL-15.
Pakistan signed deal with China for disclosed numbers of PL-15 VLRAAM for their JF thunder block II aircrafts.
The PL-15 is an active Radar-guided very long range air-to-air missile developed by the People’s Republic of China.
PL-15 is inducted into military service in 2016 and is being carried by the J-10C, J-16 and J-20 aircrafts.
The missile features an active electronically scanned array radar, which makes evasion difficult for the most agile of fighter jets.
It is 4 meters long and incorporates a dual-thrust rocket motor. Upon launch, the missile reaches a speed of mach 4 and is capable of engaging targets at a distance of 150 km.
Compared to Chinese previous generation PL-12, which boasts a maximum range of 100 km, the new and larger PL-15 has a longer radar detection range and increased anti-jamming capability.