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US gives sophisticated missiles for F-16 to Pak

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 19:41

Islamabad: Pakistan has acquired
sophisticated air-to-air missiles from the US for its newly
inducted F-16 fighter jets, a move which will bolster its
defence capabilities "manifold", an official said on Tuesday.

The first batch of AIM-120 Advance Medium Range
Air-to-Air Missiles will be used with the new Block-52 F-16
C/D jets of the Pakistan Air Force delivered by the US.

"The induction of these `beyond visual range missiles`
in the PAF`s inventory marks the achievement of another major
milestone in the air force`s developmental plan and "bolsters
its defensive capabilities manifold," said an official

The capability also brings PAF at par with other
modern air forces in terms of sophistication of its air-to-air
arsenal, the statement said.

This is the first time the PAF has inducted BVR


First Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 19:41
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