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Pakistan receives three upgraded F-16s from Turkey

SLAMABAD: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received the first batch of three F-16 Block 15 after mid life upgrade (MLU) from Ankara.

The aircraft were earlier sent to the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for MLU and have been delivered to the PAF on time.
In October 2010, PAF had signed a contract with TAI to upgrade all its F-16 Block 15 aircraft. Under the Peace Drive II programme, TAI is performing avionics and structural modernisation of F-16 aircraft that are on the inventory of Pakistan Air Force since 1982-83 and the project is planned to be completed by September 2014.
To commemorate the event, a simple ceremony was held at PAF Base Shahbaz. Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) Air Marshal Waseemuddin along with PAF officials attended the ceremony.

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