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Pakistan bought 13 Jordanian F-16

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Pakistan bought 13 Jordanian F-16

Pakistani Air Force bought one squadron of multi-role fighters in Jordan, according to a Pakistani resource, thenews.com.pk. 13 F-16 will arrive next month.


Thus, the total number of F-16 in the Pakistani Air Force will be 76 units. The aircraft purchased will come from the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

The transaction has already been completed and signed by both countries. These 13 airplanes are versions of the F-16A / B Block 15 and the Pakistani Air Force also have similar machines. The deal includes 12 models A and one model B, which was received at one time from the manufacturing plant and the US government also gave permission for the sale / purchase.

Recently, sources close to the Ministry of Defense stated that the aircraft being acquired are in good condition, reached the middle of service life (MLU), and they will still be in use for 20 years with almost 3000 flight hours left.

They were upgraded to a version of the Air Defense Fighters (ADF). As part of the program, the Air Force Logistics Center in Ogden carried out work to extend the aircraft operation cycle from the base 4000 to 8000 flight hours. The bay of the upgraded Pratt & Whitney F100-220E engine has also been changed. The adoption of these aircraft will increase the power of the Pakistani Air Force.
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  1. Vadivak
    Vadivak 20 February 2014 12: 06
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    What will India answer?
    1. supertiger21
      supertiger21 20 February 2014 17: 12
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      Quote: Vadivak
      What will India answer?


      India has the main fighters better. Already now there are 190 Su-30MKIs in service (270 will be delivered in total), they will sign a contract for the delivery of 126 Rafal. I still am silent about whiter than hundreds of MiG-29s and Mirage-2000. So, in the number of fighters 4th generation Pakistan is 4 (!) Times behind India.
  2. samoletil18
    samoletil18 20 February 2014 12: 12
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    What India! In vain refused the purchase of MiGs?
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 20 February 2014 16: 54
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      Quote: samoletil18
      In vain refused the purchase of MiGs?


      And from further purchases of the Su-30 MKI
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 20 February 2014 16: 54
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      Quote: samoletil18
      In vain refused the purchase of MiGs?


      And from further purchases of the Su-30 MKI
      1. supertiger21
        supertiger21 20 February 2014 17: 14
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        Quote: Vadivak
        And from further purchases of the Su-30 MKI


        Why would they "buy" request if they have been building them for a long time under license ?!
  3. supertiger21
    supertiger21 20 February 2014 18: 22
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    And why should Pakistan actually buy the old F-16 modifications that were released back in the 80s of the last century? The USA will produce Block 60 fighters until 2017. Why shouldn’t the Pakistanis buy this latest F-16 modification, which is much better than the previous blocks.