US denies halt of F-16 programme

Statement released by US embassy denies media reports, says delivery of aircrafts to begin late January.

January 05, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The United States on Thursday denied media reports about the halt of the F-16 aircraft programme with Pakistan.     

“These reports are not accurate. Neither Pakistan nor the United States has cancelled the F-16 programme,” a US embassy statement said.

It added that the planned delivery of the last ‘new-buy’ F-16s purchased by Pakistan is scheduled to arrive in late January.

“Several other F-16s purchased by Pakistan from the United States are undergoing mid-life upgrades and will arrive in Pakistan beginning in late January.”

The statement mentioned that the deliveries will continue throughout this year and the next.


Singh | 11 years ago | Reply

Please can you confirm mode of payment for F16. Was it check payment? Ha Ha.

Gabriel | 11 years ago | Reply

@Harry Stone: Show me an example of recent warefare where aircrafts engaged in a dog fight and the superior and complex aircraft won the aerial battle, aircrafts now a days are used in ground attacks mostly and the kind of low intensity conflicts pakistan is involved in JF-17 is serving the purpose very effectively, pakistan shouldnt buy aircrafts for WW3 as its gonna be nukes flying all over the glob, no need for F-16s for that.

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