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Turkey delivers Modernised F-16 aircraft to Pakistan
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:59:56 PM »
Turkey delivers Modernised F-16 aircraft to Pakistan
February 8, 2012

ANKARA (Anadolu Agency): Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc (TUSAS) delivered three modernised F-16 aircraft to Pakistan, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

The aircraft, belonging to the Pakistani Air Forces, were modernised in Turkey, and delivered to Pakistan at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Turkish Defence Industry Undersecretary Murad Bayar said that so far Turkey and Pakistan have successfully cooperated in tactics, radio, electronic war and training test centre and military information systems.

Pakistani Deputy Commander of Air Forces Gen Asim Suleiman said that Pakistan's air defence became more successful with the aircraft which were modernised in structural and avionic aspects.

Pakistani Ambassador to Turkey Muhammad Shaukat Haroon said that the project was a sign of friendship and unity of powers between Turkey and Pakistan.

TUSAS, by competing with other F-16 manufacturing companies, has been selected as the contractor, in the tender of Pakistan Air Force F-16 Modernisation (Peace Drive II) Programme and signed a contract with Pakistan Ministry of Defence in June 2009.

Under the programme, TUSAS's engineers and technicians perform avionics and structural modernisation of a total of 41 F-16 aircraft that are in the inventory of Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The test flights of each modernised aircraft were also performed by TUSAS's F-16 Test Pilots.

The Peace Drive II programme, which started in October 2010, is scheduled to be completed by September 2014. The required parts, material and technical data were furnished to TUSAS in accordance with another contract between the US government and PAF.

Within the scope of the Peace Drive II Programme, TUSAS also provides classroom and on-the-job training to 72 PAF technicians.

Upon completion of their training, the technicians directly participate in the ongoing modernisation activities at TUSAS.

TUSAS, which was established for co-production of F-16 aircraft for the Turkish Air Force in 1984, is one of the major aerospace companies in the world for F-16 manufacturing and modernisation backed with its experience, capabilities and manpower capacity.

After manufacturing and delivering a total of 272 F-16s, TUSAS, which has successfully completed avionics and structural modernisation of F-16s of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, is currently modernising 175 F-16s of the Turkish Air Force.

TUSAS is the centre of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernisation and after sales support in Turkey.

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Re: Turkey delivers Modernised F-16 aircraft to Pakistan
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 12:12:54 AM »
Turkish Aerospace Industry Delivered Pakistan F-16's

Turkey’s center of aerospace, Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), by competing with other F-16 manufacturing companies, has been selected as the contractor, in the tender of Pakistan Air Force F-16 Modernization (Peace Drive II) Program and signed a contract with Pakistan Ministry of Defense in June 2009.
Under the program, TAI’s engineers and technicians perform avionics and structural modernization of a total of 41 F-16 aircraft that are in the inventory of Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The test flights of each modernized aircraft are also performed by TAI’s F-16 Test Pilots.

The Peace Drive II program, which started in October 2010, is planned to be completed by September 2014.

The required parts, material and technical data are furnished to TAI in accordance with another contract between US Government and PAF.

Within the scope of the Peace Drive II Program, TAI also provides classroom and on-the-job training to 72 PAF technicians. Upon completion of their trainings, the technicians directly participate in the ongoing modernization activities at TAI.

Under the program, the first PAF F-16 aircraft, the modernization and flight tests of which have successfully been completed, was delivered to PAF at a ceremony held at TAI on 8 February 2012, with the attendance of Turkish Deputy Minister of Defense Mr. Hasan Kemal Yardımcı, Pakistan Ambassador to Turkey HE Muhammad Shaukat Haroon, Pakistan Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Mshl. Asim Suleiman, Turkish Armed Forces Foundation General Manager Mr. Hayrettin Uzun and Undersecretary for Defense Industries Mr. Murad Bayar as well as many military and civilian high level representatives.

TAI, which was established for co-production of F-16 aircraft for the Turkish Air Force in 1984, is one of the major aerospace companies in the world at F-16 manufacturing and modernization, with its experience, capabilities and manpower capacity. After manufacturing and delivering a total of 272 F-16s, TAI, which has successfully completed avionics and structural modernization of F-16s of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, currently modernizes 175 F-16s of the Turkish Air Force. With this experience and accumulated know how, TAI is ready to meet the modernization requirements of all countries with F-16s in their inventories.

About TAI

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey. Located in Ankara, Turkey, TAI’s modern aircraft facilities are furnished with high technology machinery and equipment that provide extensive manufacturing capabilities. TAI has a total of 4000 highly motivated employees, 1500 of whom are engineers.


Source:  08 February 2012 - Turkish Aerospace Industry News (www.tai.com.tr) and www.xairforces.net

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Re: Turkey delivers Modernised F-16 aircraft to Pakistan
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 03:43:52 PM »
[COLOR="#FF0000"]Pakistan Air Force Receives First Three Upgraded F-16s[/COLOR]



PAF F-16 Block 15 Aircraft Arrive After Mid Life Upgrade. First batch of three F-16 Block 15 MLU (Mid Life Upgrade) aircraft have arrived from Ankara, Turkey. The aircraft 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.

 



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