ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Tuesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkey for the provision of 52 Super Mushshak training air crafts.
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Defence Production Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain confirmed the deal at the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) in Karachi, adding that all MoUs being signed with states contain a clause that guarantees a transfer of technology as part of the deal.
Talking to newsmen, Rana Tanveer said the deal will strengthen ties between two brotherly countries and will result in huge foreign exchange for Pakistan.“Development of fleet tanker by Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW), in collaboration with Turkey, is another example of
‘Development of fleet tanker by Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW), in collaboration with Turkey, is another example of close relationship in the field of defence production between two countries’, he added.
The Super Mushshak is an advanced variant of the Mushshak basic trainer (MFI-17 Mushshak) and is produced at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex.
The aircraft has a service ceiling of 22,000 feet, and a maximum speed of 268km/h. Range of the aircraft is reported at 814 kilometres.
The aircraft is already in service with Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and South Africa, Nigeria and Qatar.
Basic flight training is provided on the aircraft for aspiring pilots.