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PAF Receives F 16 from USA ( America )

Islamabad—Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received three more F-16 fighter jets from the United Sates on Monday. 

 A PAF spokesman said that Pakistan the F-16 fighter jets were handed over to Pakistan in a ceremony at Shahbaz Airbase. Among the

planes, two are upgraded F-16 while the third one is latest Block-52.

The three aircraft are part of the final batch of 18 F-16 block 52 aircraft as part of a foreign military sale (FMS) of 36 F-16C/D block 50/52 aircraft announced in June 2005.

The US is also working with the PAF to update 45 F-16s from its existing fighter fleet through the US foreign military financing security assistance programme. The aircraft are currently undergoing mid-life upgrades and deliveries are scheduled to take place throughout 2012 and 2013.

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