Pak receives last batch of F-16 combat jets

Last Updated: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 19:45

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday received the
last six of a batch of 18 F-16 combat jets ordered from the
United States.

Pakistan had signed a contract with the US
administration in 2005-06 for the 18 F-16 C/D Block 52

The arrival of the six jets marked the delivery of all
18 planes by the US, the Pakistan Air Force said.

The jets flew into Shahbaz airbase in Jacobabad city
in southern Sindh province.

The F-16 C/D Block 52 jets are equipped with a
sophisticated avionics suite and latest weapons with night
precision attack capability, the PAF said.

The jets were acquired by the PAF as part of its bid
to modernise and enhance its air defence capabilities, the
statement said.

The first batch of three F-16s arrived in Pakistan in
May, the second batch of three jets in October and third batch
of six aircraft was delivered last month.


First Published: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 19:45
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