SARGODHA: Five out of 13, F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft that was bought from Jordan has been inducted in Pakistan Air Force (PAF), ARY News reported.
According to PAF spokesman, a ceremony was held at Mushaf Air base, Sargodha on Sunday. Admiral Air Marshall Tahir Rafique Butt was the Chief Guest of ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Jordan Ambassador to Pakistan and high profile officials of Pakistan Air Force and Army.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Marshall Tahir Rafique Butt said that addition of F-16 aircrafts has boosted the strength of PAF.
These F-16 aircrafts have been purchased from Jordan and they were in the use of the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). With the addition, the strength of PAF F-16 has reached to 68.
Earlier, the two countries finalized a deal for the 13 aircrafts of F-16 A/B Block-15 as the PAF has similar aircraft in its fleet which are flying satisfactorily.