Pak get 8 surveillance aircraft from China, Sweden

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Lahore, Sept 6 : Pakistan will soon get four AWACS aircraft from China and four SAAB-2000 aircraft from Sweden, the country's Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed said here last evening.

Both the types of aircraft will be state-of-the-art surveillance aircraft.

Besides, talks were also underway for the purchase of 30 to 40 FC-20 aircraft from China, the Daily Times quoted him as saying.

But, he said that plans to buy the AWACS, FC-20s and short-range air-to-air missiles had been affected by Pakistan's dwindling foreign exchange reserves. The Pakistan Air Force had sought foreign loans for the execution of some of the contracts it had signed recently, he added.

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