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  • Iranian drone comes close to aircraft carrier: US Navy

    WASHINGTON: An Iranian drone came within 1,000 feet of a US aircraft carrier while it was in international waters in the Gulf conducting flight operations, a spokesman for the US Naval Forces Central Command said on Monday...

    Last Tuesday, a US official said an Iranian drone had approached a US fighter jet as it prepared to land on the aircraft carrier...

  • Navy inducts ATR aircraft, unmanned aerial system in fleet

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy has inducted its third state-of-the-art Regional Air Transport (ATR) aircraft and Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial System into its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational flexibility and reach...

    He said that the Pakistan Navy Air Arm had come a long way since its inception in the early 1970s...

  • Nigeria to buy 10 trainer aircraft from Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday signed an agreement for the sale of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) announced here on Friday...

    “The contract signing ceremony was held at Abuja (Nigeria) where Air Vice Marshal Iya Ahmed Abdullahi and Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), signed the contract,” PAF spokesman Air Commodore Syed Mohammad Ali...

  • Turkey to provide 34 T-37 aircraft to Pakistan free of cost

    ISLAMABAD/ANKARA: Pakistan and Turkey signed a landmark defence cooperation agreement Wednesday under which Turkey will provide Pakistan with 34 ‘T-37 fighter cum training aircraft and its spare parts on a gratis basis...

    ’The agreement was signed after the conclusion of the 11th Meeting of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Military Dialogue Group (HLMDG) in Ankara...

  • Pakistan to get six medical aircraft from US

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan will receive six new medical evacuation aircraft from the United States, the US Department of Defence has announced...

    9 million, fixed-price contract to Cessna Aircraft Company on Thursday for making two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft and four Cessna T-206H Stationair aircraft for Pakistan...

  • Pakistan may study other fighter aircraft options, US told

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has conveyed to the United States that it does not have the money to buy F-16 jets from its resources and has cautioned that if the stalemate over funding is not resolved it may consider buying some other fighter aircraft to meet its needs...

    Initially, the deal for the sale of eight F-16s to Pakistan was to be partially funded through the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) with the US providing $430 million, while...

  • Dedicated PIA aircraft to carry PM, camp office back to Pakistan

    RAWALPINDI: A dedicated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has been deputed to transport Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his London camp office back to Pakistan, PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said on Friday...

    "Now that the PM has recovered after his surgery and is allowed to travel, the whole camp office has to be shifted back to Pakistan...

  • Pakistan Army receives six Cessna aircraft from US

    The Pakistan Army on Friday received six new Cessna aircraft, two Cessna 208 Caravan and four Cessna T-206H from the United States, said a statement released by the US Office of Defense Representative...

    9 million, fixed-price contract to Cessna Aircraft Company for making two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft and four Cessna T-206H Stationair aircraft for Pakistan...

  • A380 aircraft makes inaugural visit to Pakistan, courtesy of Emirates

    The special flight was welcomed with a customary water cannon salute at the airport, as its two captains — UAE national Capt Abbas Shaban and Pakistan-origin First Officer Qadir Moin — waved the flags of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates upon landing...

    Emirates currently has 104 wide-body double-deck airplanes A380s in service and 58 pending delivery, more than any airline globally, a press release by the airlines said, adding...

  • Pakistan Navy buying vessels for special operations from US company

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan Navy has placed an order for two 75m Swift Corvettes from a US-based shipbuilding company, Swiftships, said the company’s Chief Executive Officer Shehraze Shah...

    In an interview with a defence and security magazine Mönch, Mr Shah said that the Pakistan Navy had also purchased Swiftships’ 11m Special Operation Craft Riverine, which was deployed for counterinsurgency and drug-interdiction missions...

  • Pakistan Navy takes over command of multi-national maritime security force from France

    Pakistan Navy has been handed over the command of the multi-national naval maritime security and counter-terrorism coalition named Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) by the French Navy, read a statement issued by the navy's media wing...

    ""The area of operation of CTF-150 spans over two million square miles, covering the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman," the navy's media wing said...

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