Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pakistan Air Force arrives at Nellis for first Red Flag

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.-- Pakistan Air Force pilots pose for a group photo after landing here for Red Flag 10-4 July 16. The U.S. Air Force is hosting approximately 100 Pakistan Air Force pilots and support personnel at Nellis Air Force Base for the world's premier large force employment and integration exercise July 17-31. This is the Pakistan Air Force's first time participating in Red Flag. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Lawrence Crespo)

Members of the Pakistan Air Force arrived at Nellis Air Force Base July 16 to participate in Red Flag 10-4. The U.S. Air Force is hosting approximately 100 Pakistan Air Force pilots, maintainers and support personnel at the world's premier large force employment and integration exercise July 17-31.

This is the Pakistan Air Force's first time participating in Red Flag. Also participating will be fighter pilots and support personnel from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Saudi Air Force, and the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

A Pakistan Air Force crew chief performs a post flight inspection on an F-16 Falcon after pilots and the aircraft arrive for Red Flag 10-4 July 16. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Lawrence Crespo)



The Pakistan Air Force will also participate in Green Flag 10-9 at Nellis Air Force Base, scheduled for Aug. 6-20. Pakistan Air Force participation in these premier international exercises builds international air force cooperation, interoperability, and mutual support.

A Pakistan Air Force crew chief performs a post flight inspection on a F-16 Falcon after pilots and the aircraft arrive for Red Flag 10-4 July 16.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Lawrence Crespo)


It is also significant as both a tangible and symbolic demonstration of the deepening U.S.-Pakistan strategic relationship.

3 comments:

love PAKISTAN,
LONG LIVE PAKISTAN.

Pakistan Air force is Untouchable.. IAF both of them.. Israel's and India can't stand in front of us if they attack us combine.

only handful of f16s block 52 u pakistani have and u think of comparing IAF with PAf. fuck off.

IAF can buy any time these f16block 52 or 60 even USA is agreed to sell.

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