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Turkey delivers three modernized F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan

Ankara , Thu, 09 Feb 2012 ANI

Ankara, Feb 9 (ANI): Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TUSAS) has delivered three modernized F-16 aircraft to Pakistani Air Forces.


Turkish Defense Industry Undersecretary Murad Bayar said that Turkey and Pakistan have successfully co-operated in various technologies, including radio, electronics and military information systems, Xinhua reports.


Pakistani Air Forces Deputy Commander General Asim Suleiman said the modernization of the aircraft would boost his country's air defense.


The move comes after TUSAS had signed the contract with Pakistan Ministry of Defense in June 2009 after winning the tender of Pakistan Air Force F- 16 Modernization (Peace Drive II) program.


Under the program, TUSAS' engineers and technicians are responsible for the modernization of 41 F-16 aircrafts in the inventory of Pakistan Air Force (PAF).


The Peace Drive II program is expected to finish by September 2014.


TUSAS, which was established for co-production of F-16 aircraft for the Turkish Air Force, is one of the major aerospace companies in the world in F-16 manufacturing and modernization. (ANI)


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