Pak get 8 surveillance aircraft from China, Sweden

September 6th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore , Sept 6 (ANI): Pakistan will soon get four AWACS aircraft from China and four SAAB-2000 aircraft from Sweden , the countrys Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed said here last evening.

Both the types of aircraft will be state-of-the-art surveillance aircraft.

Besides, talks were also underway for the purchase of 30 to 40 FC-20 aircraft from China , the Daily Times quoted him as saying.

But, he said that plans to buy the AWACS, FC-20s and short-range air-to-air missiles had been affected by Pakistan s dwindling foreign exchange reserves. The Pakistan Air Force had sought foreign loans for the execution of some of the contracts it had signed recently, he added. (ANI)

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