Delivery of New F-16s to Pakistan Shows Deepening Relations
By Lisa Daniel and Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – The Air Force is set to deliver the first of 18 new F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters to the Pakistani air force in a sign of deepening relations between the United States and Pakistan.
The Air Force is set to deliver the first of 18 new F-16 C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon jet fighters to the Pakistan air force. The aircraft will give Pakistan’s military an unprecedented advantage against violent extremists who threaten Pakistan and the region, officials said, by enabling precision targeting in all weather conditions, day and night. U.S. Air Force photo