Pakistan's air force acquires 13 F-16s from Jordan.

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  1. bhramos

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    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has acquired one squadron of F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft from Jordan and 13 F-16s will be inducted into the service next month.

    With this, the strength of PAF F-16s will reach 76. The fighter aircraft have been purchased from Jordan and they were in the use of the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). The deal has already been finalised and inked by both the countries. The 13 aircraft are of F-16 A/B Block-15 and the PAF has similar aircraft in its fleet which are flying satisfactorily.

    The deal about 12 A models and one B model aircraft has been authenticated by the manufacturing company and the US government has also given its nod for the sale/purchase of the planes.

    Well-placed defence sources told The News here the other day that the purchased aircraft were in good condition since they had attained Mid-Life Update (MLU) and they would be providing service for another 20 years with almost 3,000 hours on average available to them for flying.

    They have been modified into Air Defence Fighters (ADF) versions. The Ogden Air Logistics Centre performed structural upgrades to extend the aircraft life from the designed 4,000 to 8,000 hours flying time as part of the programme. They also modified the aircraft engine bay for the upgraded Pratt and Whitney F100-220E engine. The induction of the planes will give a boost in air power to the PAF that is rendering a remarkable service in the war against terror.

    PAF acquires F-16s from Jordan - thenews.com.pk
     
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    so pakistan once again managed to beg stuff in the name of Islam. this time Jordan got emotionally Islamic blackmail.


    anyhow pakis still got the oldest version of 16
     
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    good for them, it will make sure that Pakistan will not buy J10, amriki are chaalak. :taunt1:

    let them buy as many old planes as possible while we will get new and state of the art..........................:thumb:
     
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    BTW these are the third hand Jets, Jordan acquire it from Belgium and now Pakistan will get it from Jordan.
     
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    wrong words used
     
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    what else to expect from third class country . even PIA planes are also 2nd or 3rd hand
     
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    US cannot directly equip them , so they are being inducted using the third route. uncle is very chalak.
    anyways uncle still wants pakistan to be under it's influence. so good for them. that's one reason india is still very cautious with respect
    to unkil. F-16 A/B model and not that sofisticated, but the still they will have them i good numbers.
     
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    :ranger: They even have to perform Mid Life Upgrade..
    So the cost of these 3rd hand planes will rise and since being lesser in number the cost of each upgrades will also increase..

    These terrorists are not only beggers but horrible businessmen as well :rotflmao:
     
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    Blackwater bhai, they need something to bomb the Taliban navy in Waziristan:lol:
     
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    Who wants to take a bet from me that this is a lie?
     
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    Guys, let's not insult each other in every thread. Thanks!
     
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    sir just putting facts together.
     
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    Sir, it was not about your post.
     
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    if these third hand aircrafts got MLU, then remote kill switch will come with them....................:taunt1:

    so Pakistanis must use the aircraft as it is...............

    BTW with tech getting advance, Uncle can effectively put geo fence and kill switch on these, plus i read someplace they are made in such a way that they cant get lock on NATO aircrafts, or their radar wont see NATO planes if remote switch is activated................ Uncle is smart...................:hail:
     
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    Did you do some research before posting wrong information?
    These 13 Falcons are block 15 ADF variants directly purchased from USA in May 1998.
    They are in very good shape and will het mlu3 by TAI in Turkey asap.

    PAF wants to maintain a fleet of 100-120 F-16's upto 2025, it has been quoted earlier by several PAF officials.
     
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    But why not go for New Jf-17's & J-10 instead of second hand F-16 , If im not wrong china has agreed to sale J-10B
     
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    ok my mistake i was wrongly giving you F16 delivered to them in 2008-09
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    but you guys are actually getting one from 1997-98

    F-16 Air Forces - Jordan :: F-16.net

    so 75% of life in 1997-98 and it was given on lease from Uncle, so it was second hand when it was with Jordan AF, So you guys still end up with third hand aircraft with 75% of life in 1997-98. :hail::hail::hail:

    this is even worse then what we thought earlier..............:rofl:
     
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    But we are! JF-17 programme is running on schedule with block 2 under production and third sqdn tobe formed in June this year. PAF will induct at least 250 JFT's in five blocks (each block to have 50 units) and upgrade the previous blocks to later designs. Block 3 will have AESA, upgraded avionics and weapon suite including improved version of SD-10 and ground attack capabilities.

    F-16 is a very reliable military jet, PAF has command over this jet and loves it. During the nineties we placed our second order which would have brought the total number of F-16's in PAF inventory to well above 100 (40+71) but couldn't materialise it due new sanctions. IN 2005 18 block 52's were puchased with an option for another 18 but PAF dopped the option to buy more new F-16's and instead to look for upto 50 F-16's under EDA programme with the assistance of USA. The RJAF batch had been in the pipeline for some years already. Turkey's TAI is offering a very handsome and competitive MLU3 programme which is sanction/embargo proof.
    So PAF is still looking t bring its F-16 fleet upto 100-120 of which only 58 are new (40+18)

    There are more than 400 mirages and F-7's which need to be replaced within few years. PAF needs all the JF-17's and F-16C/D's she can get and will still buy 38-100 FC-20/J-10C's as a third platform before the Stealth enters serice in PAF around 2017/18.
     
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    The pakistanis are really desperate if they are going for third hand jets.These jets were in storage in US and released to jordan second hand in the late 90s.Most of the life in them is already gone.The initial group of these jets were 16 and 3 have crashed leaving the remaining 13.Further MLUs will make these jets even more over priced for the capabilities it brings.
    On an unrelated but significant note,the PAF preference for 3rd hand almost-in-the-junkyard F-16s gives some hints about the real performance of JF-17 and other chinese weaponry associated with JF-17.
     

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