PAF F-16 BLOCK 15 AIRCRAFT ARRIVES AFTER MID LIFE UPGRADE
ISLAMABAD 24 February 2012:
First Batch of three F-16 Block 15 MLU (Mid Life Upgrade) aircraft have arrived from Ankara, Turkey. The aircraft which were earlier sent to TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) for Mid Life Upgrade and have been delivered to PAF on time. In October 2010, PAF had signed a contract with TAI to upgrade all its F-16 Block 15 aircraft. Under the Peace Drive II program, TAI is performing avionics and structural modernization of F-16 aircraft that are on the inventory of Pakistan Air Force since 1982-83 and the project is planned to be completed by September 2014. To commemorate the event, a simple ceremony was held at PAF Base Shahbaz, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) Air Marshal Waseem ud din along with PAF officials attended the ceremony.