PAF gets early warning airborne system

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Islamabad, Apr 4 : The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has achieved a landmark in the development of its Airborne Early Warning and Capability (AEWC) Programme with the unveiling of its first Saab 2000 AEWC aircraft at the Saab facility in Sweden.

Speaking at the ceremony, Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood said, "The acquisition of the airborne early warning capability by the PAF will enhance its defensive capability and is an essential part of its modernisation efforts."

The acquisition of Saab 2000 has been termed as a milestone in boosting Pakistan's Air force aerial surveillance capacity.

According to PAF spokesman, inclusion of Saab 2000 is vital for meeting Pakistan's security requirements and a big milestone in modernizing PAF fleet.

Pakistan had signed a contract with Saab for the AWACS in June 2006 and the aircraft has been developed in Sweden to meet PAF's requirements.

The aircraft is equipped with electronic surveillance support systems for intelligence gathering and a full set of defensive aids.

ANI

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