Pakistan is buying $284 million worth of American air-to-air
missiles. The order include 500 AIM-120 AMRAAM, and 200 AIM-9M Sidewinder. This
is the single largest export sale of AMRAAM missiles ( a radar guided weapon
that will be launched from Pakistani F-16s) to date. At the moment, India,
Pakistan's most likely aerial opponent, does not having anything as capable as
AMRAAM. Pakistan will receive receiving the AMRAAMs between 2008 and 2011. This
gives India time to acquire a similar weapon, or perhaps AMRAAM itself.