Thursday, April 18, 2024

Pakistan Delivers First Batch of ‘Super Mushshak’ Planes to Iraq

Pakistan has delivered the first batch of “Super Mushshak” planes to Iraq, marking a major milestone in the two countries’ defense cooperation. The aircraft, which were developed by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), are designed for basic flight training, surveillance, and light attack missions.

A ceremony was staged at an airport in Iraq to officially deliver the trainer aircraft to the Iraqi Air Forces. Sajjad Haider Khan, the Pakistani ambassador to Belarus, posted about the news on his verified Twitter account.

“This successful deal highlights Pakistan’s advanced aviation capabilities and strengthens the bond between Pakistan and Iraq,” he wrote.

The Super Mushshak, which is manufactured at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, is an upgraded version of the MFI-17 Mushshak basic trainer. With a maximum speed of 268km/h and a service ceiling of 22,000 feet, the aircraft has a range of 814 kilometers.

It is currently being utilized by several countries, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, and Qatar. The aircraft is primarily used to provide primary flight training to aspiring pilots.

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