Turkey is giving away 34 trainer-cum-fighter aircraft for free under a defense deal inked between the two countries.
Turkey has decided to provide 34 T-37, a jet trainer and light attack aircraft and its spare parts, without charging a single penny, Pakistani Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
The agreement was reached during the meeting of Pakistan- Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group which concluded in Ankara, The Express Tribune reported.
Director General Defence Procurement Maj Gen Naveed Ahmed and Chief of Logistics Turkey Maj Gen Serdar Gulbas signed the agreement, while a Joint Communique was signed by Secretary Defence Lieutenant General (Retd) Muhammad Alam Khattak and Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff Gen Yasar Guler.
The agreement is reached at a time when Turkey is believed to be seeking Pakistan's increased security and defence cooperation to deal with the emerging threat posed by Islamic State terrorist group as well as Kurdish rebels, the paper reported.
India has offered its Tejas Licght Combat Aircraft (LCA) to Sri Lankan Air Forces bid to replace its ageing Israeli Kfirs and MiG 27s. Tejas will be competing against Pakistans JF-17 fighter (a variant of Chinese FC-1 Xiaolong Fierce Dragon),” Sri Lankan Sunday Observer news website reported
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Pakistan has admitted to possessing an arsenal of low-yield nuclear weapons to counter Indias conventional weapons, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry told journalists on Tuesday in Washington DC. The Dawn newspaper reported today that this is a rare explanation of Pakistans decision to make tactical nuclear weapons to deal with the possible threat of an Indian ‘aggression
Calidus, an Abu Dhabi-based firm will unveil its new light attack aircraft with multirole capabilities on at the Dubai Airshow next week. No details of the aircraft were released by its manufacturer who put out a teaser press release along with a sketch of what appears to be a turboprop with three underwing hardpoints
Turkey has cancelled a tentative agreement with China to buy a $3.4 billion long-range missile defense system and will instead build its system with help from its NATO partners
Pakistan is funding its navy with only about 10 per cent of the total defence budget, making even the day-to-day operations such as maintenance and repairs a challenge. On the other hand, its neighbouring country India is acquiring warships, aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines to build up its naval fleet, it emerged during a media briefing about the maritime exercise Seaspark 2015, Dawn reported today
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved $70 million sale of precision bomb kits to Turkey. The Turkish and US governments can negotiate the actual sale, DSCA said in a statement Thursday
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