Pakistan to Get 36 Latest F-16 Jets & Upgrade Old F-16s

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is all set to upgrade its F-16 program with technical assistance and possibly 36 advanced fighter jets from the United States.

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. has won a fixed-price $9.1 million contract for technical security team support services for Pakistan’s F-16 program, according to the United States Department of Defense. On the official website, it wrote:

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $9,111,111 predominantly firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract to provide technical security team support services in support of the Pakistan F-16 program.

According to the details, the deadline for the project is set as 18 June 2020 and all the work will be done in Pakistan.


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“This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Foreign military sales funds of $4,464,444 are being obligated at the time of the award”, states the Defense Department’s contracts list for 16 December 2019.

Billions have already been spent on Pakistan’s top of the line fighters ever since the induction of Block 15 F-16A/B configuration in PAF in 1982.

Pakistan had bought a $5.1 billion Military Sales Package from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in 2006, however, the deal didn’t go through completely due to the 2005 Earthquake, however, it is now going through with Pakistan set to get 36 F-16C/D Block 50/52 with modern APG-68(V)9 radars.

The package for new F-16s includes:

  • 7 spare F100-PW-229 EEP engines
  • 7 spare APG-68(V)9 radar sets
  • 36 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS)
  • 36 AN/ARC-238 SINCGARS radios with HAVE QUICK I/II
  • 36 Conformal Fuel Tanks
  • 36 Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals
  • 36 GPS and Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation Systems
  • 36 APX-113 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe Systems
  • 36 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites: ALQ-211 AIDEW without Digital Radio Frequency Memory (picked); or AN/ALQ-184 Electronic Counter Measures pod without DRFM; or AN/ALQ-131 Electronic Counter Measures pod without DRFM; or AN/ALQ-187 Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suites without DRFM; or AN/ALQ-178 Self-Protection Electronic Warfare Suites without DRFM.
  • 1 Unit Level Trainer

In addition, associated support equipment will also be a part of the deal. A $650 million deal for advanced weaponry for new F-16s will also take place and it will include: 500 AIM-120C5 AMRAAM, 12 AMRAAM training missile, 200 AIM-9M-8/9 Sidewinder Short-Range Air-Air Missiles, 240 LAU-129/A Launchers, 500 GBU-31/38 Guided Bomb Unit (GBU) kits, 600 Enhanced Paveway GBU-12 and GBU-24s, 800 MK-82 500 pound and MK-84 2,000 pound GP bombs and 700 BLU-109 2,000-pound bunker-buster.

Pakistan has also expressed its desire to purchase the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) Program equipment for PAF’s F-16A/B fighter aircraft for $1.3 billion whereas another $151 million will be spent on F-16 A/B Engine Modifications and Falcon UP/STAR Structural Upgrades.


Via Defense Industry Daily

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  • All information you mentioned i sold new from last purchase.

    We not getting any new f-16 or upgrade from USA.

    Only 9 million security that it.

  • How can 1992 model air fighter with 1992 model radar be dubbed as the Latest? Hates off to you ProPakitsani! you are setting new standard in sensational reporting.

  • Foolish idea .. new f-16 given to Pakistan are not nuclear capable… They have been upgraded software wise to remove that capabilities due to agreement. See the clause and Indian press for more details please

  • If Jf17 is that good then why PAF is still buying F16s?. Hundreds of millions of dollars again will go to American economy and our poor economy will not get anything out of it.

    • Every Air Craft has its own role. Y did india purchased rafales while it had hundreds of su30. Our Entire Air Force cannot depend upon just one air craft thats y multiple air crafts are there as per their role.

  • this is news not correct, for God sake do some research before you post as only below part is correct:

    Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. has won a fixed-price $9.1 million contract for technical security team support services for Pakistan’s F-16 program, according to the United States Department of Defense. On the official website, it wrote: Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $9,111,111 predominantly firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract to provide technical security team support services in support of the Pakistan F-16 program.

    According to the details, the deadline for the project is set as 18 June 2020 and all the work will be done in Pakistan.

  • Fighting a gun with a gun is funny. It is a never ending race to upgrade thus wasting resurces. Pakistan must change its war strategy. To start with there is not going to be a war between Pakistan and India due to both being nuclear states. If at all it happens then it will soon get into a loose loose for both due to a nuclear hollocast. Better stop wasting resources and instead spend it on people’s welfare by building hospitals, schools, colleges, universities, roads, factories etc etc.

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