Pakistan gets upgraded F-16s from Turkey

February 25th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS  

F-16 Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received three F-16 fighter jets after the aircraft were upgraded in Turkey.

The aircraft were sent to the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for “mid-life upgradation”, the Daily Times reported Saturday.

In October 2010, the PAF signed a contract with the TAI to upgrade all its F-16 Block 15 aircraft.

Under the programme, the TAI is performing structural modernisation of F-16 aircraft that have been on the inventory of the PAF since 1982-83.

The project is expected to be completed by September 2014.

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