US delivers 3 F-16s to Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 17:26

Islamabad: The US on Monday delivered three F-16
aircraft to Pakistan, including a new jet and two that were
returned after being refurbished.

The new F-16 D Block 52 jet and two F-16 Block 15 jets
that had undergone a mid-life upgrade arrived at the Shahbaz
airbase from the US, a Pakistan Air Force spokesman said.

The arrival of the F-16 D Block 52 jet marked the
completion of delivery of 18 new aircraft ordered by Pakistan.

The other two aircraft were earlier sent to the US for a
mid-life upgrade and were delivered to the PAF on time, the
spokesman said.

To commemorate the event, a ceremony was held at Shahbaz
airbase.

The F-16 D Block 52 aircraft is a combat jet equipped with
an advanced avionics suite and weapons with "night precision
attack" capability, the spokesman said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 17:26

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