Pakistan wants to buy from the U.S. low-cost F-16 fighters 14
Los – Martin’s new production for the Pakistan Air Force F-16D fighter
BEIJING, March 30 news: 28, according to Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported that a senior Pakistani defense official told Reuters in an interview , said Pakistan wants to purchase 14 new F-16 fighters. The anonymous Pakistani official said: “Negotiations are under way, we hope to buy into the new low-cost fighter.”
reported that in the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan fighting with al-Qaeda in Pakistan is key U.S. allies. Pakistan had provided the United States F-16 fighters, Pakistan Navy chief of staff also discussed this month in Washington in August to receive a renovation of the United States frigate related issues.
Washington has said it will be delivered to Pakistan this month, 1,000 sets of laser-guided bomb components, but it also is considering selling more weapons systems to Pakistan, Pakistan Air Force to help combat the insurgency in border areas of Afghanistan molecules.
2010 year, the U.S. agreed to sell Pakistan 12 Lockheed Martin F-16C fighters and six F-16D aircraft, related work will be delivered beginning in June 2010.
According to Pakistani defense officials said the aircraft will be the F-16 fighters in Pakistan’s inventory expanded to 54, if Pakistan’s new purchase request is approved, then the stock F-16 fighters in Pakistan (including refurbishment of aircraft) will reach 79. Since 1982, Pakistan will maintain the F-16 fighters.
defense, according to another Pakistani official said that Pakistan F-16 fighter purchase new is a response to India’s combat capability. He said: “Look at our rivals India, who has purchased a number of aircraft, if you can buy into low-cost aircraft, why do not you buy it?”
according to Pakistani officials that India plans to purchase 126 aerial and ground attack fighter, which will greatly enhance its air force, and that plans to deploy these aircraft in India and Pakistan and Sino-Indian border.
reported that the United States to support the fund in the form of alliance to provide $ 2 billion in Pakistan military aid to delay the issue, which the United States and Pakistan hot issues.
According to Pakistan Foreign Minister 沙阿迈赫穆 Dekuleixi (ShahMehmoodQureshi) said the end of April, when Pakistan will receive this military aid in a large, Pakistan in the rest of the promise will be paid before the end of June. (Spring)
HD Photo: U.S. Pakistan-made F-16D fighters work very fine