In the first phase the US would hand over three F-16 Block 52 C fighter jets to Pakistan, defence sources informed on Friday, Jun 25.
A news agency report said that the US will formally hand over these jets at a ceremony to be held Sunday, Jun 27. Pakistani pilots would later fly the three F-16 fighter jets from US.
The PAF fleet will be bolstered by a total of 18 fighter jets by the end of 2010. Once all the 18 fighter jets are inducted, PAF fleet of F-16s would increase to 63
After a month, Pakistan will be receiving five F-16 fighter jets in the second phase.
Pakistan is seeking to persuade United States into giving it another 15 F-16 jets.