Amid tensions with the neighbors, Pakistan Air Force is all set to sign a deal for Dassault Mirage-V combat aircraft with Egypt. The addition of these jets will strengthen the squadrons considering the fact that PAF will refurbish these jets at the Mirage Rebuild Factory.
Pakistan has been acquiring retired Mirage III and Mirage V from Egypt and Australia and presses the aircraft into service after upgrading them with modern Italian radars and other electronics.
These 36 jets which have retired from Egyptian Air Force are capable of night strikes with mission pods and helmet-mounted display.
According to Sputnik, the deal is almost finalized and Pakistani pilots will soon get their hands on the Mirages which resemble India’s Mirage 2000 in terms of ‘delta wing’ design.
Mirage V differs from Mirage III in terms of the fuel space as it has a greater space for fuel and is a dedicated ground-attack variant.
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