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TAI to Modernize Pakistani F-16s

TAI to Modernize Pakistani F-16s

ANKARA: Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), which is Turkey’s center of aerospace, has acquired an international success by signing a contract regarding the modernization of PAF F-16s. Under the program, the financial dimension of which is around 75 million US […]


First Pakistan made JF-17 to fly by end this year

First Pakistan made JF-17 to fly by end this year

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman on Saturday said that first Pakistan made JF-17 – Thunder – aircraft would fly in the country’s airspace by end of this year.He made this announcement while addressing […]


US Senate approves sweeping Pakistan aid package

US Senate approves sweeping Pakistan aid package

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to triple civilian US aid to Pakistan, a bid to cement a long-term partnership and defeat Islamist fighters threatening the nuclear-armed ally’s stability. Lawmakers unanimously approved the plan. The package provides […]


Next 18 Months Critical in Afghanistan, McChrystal Says

Next 18 Months Critical in Afghanistan, McChrystal Says

WASHINGTON: The next 18 months will be crucial in Afghanistan, the new commander of NATO and U.S. forces there said today. “I think that the next 18 months are probably a period in which this effort will be decided,” Army […]


McChrystal assumes command in Afghanistan

McChrystal assumes command in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal assumed command of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today, vowing that the coalition will prevail despite a struggle he conceded will be “long and hard.” “2009 will be a critical year for […]


Pakistan army chief takes flight over battle zone

Pakistan army chief takes flight over battle zone

Islamabad: Pakistan’s army chief Monday took a fighter jet trip over the northwest region where troops are battling Taliban militants, and vowed to defend the nation “at all costs”, an official statement said. General Ashfaq Kayani, joined by the air […]


New command to focus on Afghanistan battle tactics

New command to focus on Afghanistan battle tactics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new “intermediate” command set for Afghanistan will allow the commander to concentrate on day-to-day tactical events across the country. Gates spoke to reporters traveling with him aboard an […]


US Delivers Helicopters to Support Pakistani Military

US Delivers Helicopters to Support Pakistani Military

WASHINGTON: The United States delivered four Mi-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistani army yesterday to support Pakistan’s counterinsurgency as well as humanitarian efforts, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announced. The helicopters, delivered at the request of the Pakistani […]


Gates, Mullen Seek Momentum Shift in Afghanistan

Gates, Mullen Seek Momentum Shift in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he hopes to see signs that the new strategy in Afghanistan is working over the next year to 18 months as Afghan security forces improve. Speaking to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee […]


 
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