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Qatar Super Mushshak trainer aircraft (Image: Qatar MoD on twitter)

Qatar has received the first batch of Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistan.

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has delivered its first batch of Super Mushshak trainers to the Qatari Emiri Air Force on Wednesday, Qatar’s MoD tweeted pictures of the arrival.

The Ministry of Defence’s moral guidance directorate announced the arrival of the first batch of the Pakistani primary trainer aircraft (Super Mushshak) in Doha.

The air force will operate the trainers at its al-Zaeem air academy. Qatar ordered eight aircraft to train the pilots before moving onto the Pilatus PC-21.

The Pakistani Super Mushshak aircrafts will provide training support to the pilot candidates of the college as these turbofan engine aircrafts are used in primary and fundamental military air training, in addition to parades and night flying. The MFI-17 Mushshak is produced by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and consists of two or three seats, with a wingspan of 8.85 meters, length 7.15 meters and a maximum speed of 268 kilometers per hour.

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