Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pakistan Air Force set to get IL-78 mid-air re-fuellers




Pakistan is acquiring four IL-78 transport planes that will work as mid-air re-fuellers. With this Pakistan would become third country of the region that would be having competence of mid-air fuelling and re-fuelling. Official sources said yesterday it will enhance the capability of the Pakistan Air Force to penetrate deeper in the enemy’s territory. Pakistan will be receiving first plane of the batch towards the end of this month from Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has informed Pakistan about start of supply of the sophisticated planes. The sources said that the transport-cum-air fueller plane belongs to the Soviet technology generation and proved most efficient in the service.


www.gulf-times.com

Pakistan - Air Force Ilyushin IL-78 MIDAS aerial refueling tanker

6 comments:

I don't understand this news. Haven't Pakistan already got this plane?

Pakistan has already got two of them.

Source:
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3850339

Then what the news is about?

Pakistan hasn’t yet got the delivery of its own IL-78 tanker and this is confirmed news. The link you posted is for the news when Ukraine provided Pakistan air force with IL-78 for crew familiarization before the actual delivery.

PAF is better motivated and better trained than IAF,as IAF is very large and unmanageable.and also PAF gets its defence equipment quickly while IAF takes ages to come to a decision to buy them leave alone inducting them.

"PAF is better motivated and better trained than IAF,as IAF is very large and unmanageable.and also PAF gets its defence equipment quickly while IAF takes ages to come to a decision to buy them leave alone inducting them."


This is an uncommon thaughts can be seen only among Pakitani Aviation enthusiast especially targeting IAF's maintanance support systems. If PAF is that superior in training and motivation then why cannot it lay its hands on modern jets of the world. Why does still they are slogging on ancient and donated F-16, Mirage-III, F-7 and new toy JF-17s?

guys, i believe we should not start this again!!!!!
for indians IAF is better and pakistanis PAF is better

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