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First batch of latest version of F-16 aircraft reaches Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
SHAHBAZ AIR BASE June 26 (APP): The first batch of the latest version F-16 C/D Block 52 high tech fighter aircraft arrived at the newly developed PAF Base in Jacobabad on Saturday. The three aircraft were ferried directly from the United States to Pakistan by PAF pilots, who had recently completed training on the new aircraft in US. Air Marshal Mohammad Hasan, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Air Marshal Waseem ud Din, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Administration), along with other senior PAF officials received the aircraft at the base.

Pakistan attaches great significance to its air defence needs. Taking stock of the situation the country had signed a contract with the US government in 2006 for acquisition of 18 F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft. Under this arrangement, PAF would receive these aircraft in different batches. The delivery of all the 18 aircraft would complete by the end of this year.
The F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft is a high tech fighter aircraft equipped with sophisticated state-of-the-art avionics suite, latest weapons with Night Precision Attack capability.  These aircraft are much superior to the F-16A/Bs already in the inventory of the PAF.
These aircraft would be inducted in PAF inventory at an impressive ceremony to be held here on Sunday.
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