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ہفتہ، 11 دسمبر، 2010

Six more F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft reach Pakistan

Six new F-16 C/D block 52 high-tech aircraft will reach Pakistan from the US on December 13, a private TV channel reported on Friday. According to the reports, Pakistan has so far received 12 fighter aircraft. The new batch of six F-16 aircraft would bring the number of F-16 aircraft in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to 18. Pakistan had signed a contract with the US in 2005-06 for the acquisition of 18 F-16 aircraft,

While the first batch of three aircraft arrived in Pakistan in May 2010, and the second batch- of the same quantity- at the PAF Base in Shahbaz (Jacobabad) in October, six more aircraft reached the country in November.
The F-16 C/D aircraft is a high tech fighter aircraft equipped with state-of-the-art avionics suite and latest weapons with Night Precision Attack capability. These aircraft are part of the bid by the PAF to modernise and enhance its air defence capabilities.
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