Pakistani F-16 Jets To Participate In US Military Exercise

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Pakistani F-16 Jets To Participate In US Military Exercise
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Pakistani Air Force F-16 combat jets are taking part in a US military exercise held in Nellis Air Force base, Nevada later this month.

The Aviationist magazine reported that six Pakistani AFF16C/D Block 52+ combat jets has already arrived in the United States to take part in the Green Flag and Red Flag exercises at Nellis.

This is the second time the PAF Vipers are taking part in a Red Flag. The very first time was in 2010.

In 2016, the US Air Force is holding four Red Flag exercises in Nevada. The first ran from January to February, the second from February to March and the third in July, while the final exercise will be conducted on Aug 15-26.

Besides US and Pakistan, UAE and Israeli air forces are also participating in the August exercise. The Israeli media reported that Israel is sending both fighter jets and cargo planes for the exercises.

The Israeli military said that their air force was only participating as a guest and the decision to include them in an exercise with aircraft from two Muslim nations was taken by the host country, the United States.

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