A first batch of five F-16 fighters was added to fleet of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on April 27, adding on to its capabilities further, according to Samaa Pakistan.
Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt said that PAF was fully prepared for an operation against the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), after receiving the fighters from Jordan.
He said that 13 used PAF jets were purchased from Jordan due to financial constraints.
The fighter jets are in good condition, the chief said in his address, adding that the air force is fully equipped to combat militants.
The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) chose Robinson Helicopter Companys R44 Raven II to replace its fleet of Hughes 500D helicopters that have been in service since 1981. Equipped with Garmin and Aspen glass avionics, and Bendix Kings new military KTR909 UHF transceiver, the white R44s will be used for primary helicopter training at the King Hussein Air College in Mafraq, Jordan
Navistar has won a $198 million 160 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, spare and repair parts, and training delivery contract to Pakistan. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced the approval of 160 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, spare and repair parts, and training to Pakistan at an estimated cost of $198 million
While India has expressed concern over Russias plans to sell weapons to Pakistan, Moscow on Thursday said the Mi-35 combat helicopters will be used to fight drug trafficking. “We are currently holding consultations
Russia has lifted an embargo on weapons deliveries to Pakistan and is negotiating the sale of Mi-35 helicopters to Islamabad, Sergei Chemezov, head of state-owned technology corporation Rostec, told Itar-Tass on Monday. The potential sale to Pakistan could creat tension between India and Russia, who is also New Delhi's largest arms supplier
Belgium has requested a possible Foreign Military Sale to upgrade its F-16A/B Block 15 Aircraft Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) aircraft for an estimated cost of $113 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 8, 2014
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