Pakistan to train Tanzania Air Force

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  1. Neo

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    Pakistan to train Tanzania Air Force


    The Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDF) Air Force and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which paves way for the provision of Pakistani equipment and specialised training for the Tanzanian Air Force.

    In terms of the MoU which was signed between TPDF Air Force commander Major General Joseph Furaha Kapwani and Chief of Air Staff of the PAF Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Pakistan undertook to train Tanzanian air force personnel in the domains of operations, training, equipment maintenance, security and the military application of information and communication technology (ICT).

    The signing of the agreement in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam last week marked a new era in the defence and diplomatic relationship of the two countries.

    The visiting Pakistani air force chief hailed the MoU on defence saying it lays the groundwork for formal talks and the initiation of mutual exchanges which will ultimately strengthen the bilateral defence relationship between the two nations.

    "We have historical cooperation with Tanzania and the MoU will revitalise the good relations between Tanzania and Pakistan," Butt said.

    Kapwani said the mutual defence cooperation agreement has created an ideal platform for his force to share its experiences with their Pakistani counterparts.

    "Under the MoU, members of the TPDF will have an opportunity to receive training by the Pakistan Air Force," Kapwani said.

    During his four-day visit to Tanzania, the Pakistani air force chief attended a briefing on structure and functions of the TPDF Air Force and visited the country's main air base in Mwanza.

    The Tanzania-Pakistan defence co-operation agreement follows the November 2012 tour of the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) in Karachi by former Tanzanian Minister of Defence and National Service Shamsi Nadodha.

    During his visit, Nadodha expressed interest in a wide range of indigenous Pakistani defence products including rifles, machines guns, main battle tanks, naval vessels, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, fighter and trainer jets.

    http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.ph...ace&Itemid=107
     
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  3. salute

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    never heard of tanzania air force.
     
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    Some cheap aircrafts like JF-17 would be on offer to Tanzania!
     
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    Dark Sorrow Respected Member Senior Member

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    In that case shouldn't Tanzania go to China!!!
     
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    so another terrorist supporting and rouge defense force in making here.
     
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    No idea why this news is here or it's significance.

    Unless it meant :

    Pakistan to train Tanzania Air Force using the tax dollars of US citizens given to it through military aid that is meant for it's own war on terror.

    That would be hilarious then.
     
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    Not many air-forces use J-7. Among those users, how many has even the rudimentary skills to train others, coupled with the fact the need to speak English? Not many, isn't it? But is there even 2?
     
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    Yeah..naturally but Pak is trying to be the support end for chinese products.
     
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    Pak skills are rudimentary enough to train Tanzania.
    Its the cheap buy thats the attractive factor here for Tanzania.

    Training...Its a sales pitch in the making.. providing training and then a sale on bahalf of China.
    They already use Chinese jets and old soviet era jets.

    Tanzania Air Force Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    On the other hand
    Though a state in turmoil and economy in doubt, recently Egypt moved away from JF-17 and is considering Rafael. That shows that serious buyers look into what the product can deliver than saying "we has a flying contraption" :D

    Tanzania is already a market for Chinese products.


     
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    They (Tanzania) in 2013 changed their old MiG 21 and J-7 with newer J-7. So, inducting JF-17 early is doubtful although it cannot be denied.

    Secondly, PAF has a good reputation among African air forces as their consultancy helped Nigeria with their J-7 which were falling from sky. Nigerians give full credit to Pakistan. Therefore it's not un-natural to think other African countries will approach PAF because of that reputation.
     
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    pakistan is chini dalal.
     
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    No wonder capital of Tanzania is Dar es Salaam .. kahi islami thakedari ka follow up to nahi???:lol::lol:
     
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    China would not directly get involved with training foreign armed forces since that would not look good for their international reputation that they are peace loving nation forging harmonious relationship through non volatile means and such pious pith.

    And why should they do so, when they have client states who will do it for them? It also helps Pakistan since their trainers will be paid by the Tanzanian Govt and thereby saving precious money at home, where they will not have to pay the trainers their salary. And Pakistan, as all know, is scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of cash in the national exchequer.

    They are relieved that the US has given them the dole money of $1 billion to save their bacon.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Omani Arabs controlled Zanzibar after the Portuguese were ousted,

    Zanzibar was the centre for the Arab slave trade.
     
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    Love the indian butthurt whenever something positive comes out from Pak.. :D
     
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    Who is butthurt? It is good to know that you will help Tanzania fly Chinese made flying crafts!!
     
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    and what is positive in pakistan????
     
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    Even as an Indian I find it funny. They go way overboard on the smallest things. Well good for Pak but what's the connection between the two nations. Any historical ties or political reasons for being friends?
     
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    It's just a business transaction, no military pact. Pakistan has a good reputation in training foreign militaries. Practically the whole Arab Peninsular has received either training or instructors from Pakistani armed forces to train their militaries.

    During the first Gulf War in 1991, the Americans only expected the Iraqi Mirage F-1 pilots to give some resistance due to the fact that they were trained by PAF.
     
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    surprising, why dont pak army trained ur rangers and police who is useless till date???


    becoz u get $$ in return if u trained arabs but ghanta if u do to ur own people:lol::lol:
     
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