Tag "training"

IAF’s Nightmare: Pakistan’s Familiarisation with Rafale Jets

In early February, French defence company Dassault Aviation delivered its first flagship Rafale jet to the Qatari Emir Air Force at a ceremony in Merignac, France. The aircraft is a twin-engine multi-role fighter jet which can swiftly execute a variety of missions including aerial interdiction, reconnaissance, deep strikes in adversarial territory, anti-ship attacks and nuclear deterrence. It was originally launched in 2001 with a long-term view to provide carrier-based operations

Airpower Centre of Excellence a Historic Milestone for Pakistan Air Force

On February 22, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman participated in the “earth breaking” ceremony of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Airpower Centre of Excellence (PAF ACE) as Chief Guest. The ceremony was held at PAF Base Mushaf, Sargodha, known as the “City of Shaheens”. Sargodha is also home to PAF’s Central Air Command Headquarters. PAF Base Mushaf is also home to the Combat Commanders School (CCS)

PAF’s Anti-Terrorist Training in Context of Indian Aggression

226 personnel including 166 airmen and 5 female commandos of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) completed the basic anti-terrorist training course in Kallar Kahar on December 22. These men and women are part of the PAF’s erstwhile 312th Special Service Wing, now known just as Special Service Wing (SSW) which has somewhere around 1500 commandos for quick deployment as and when required. It is a comparatively new special operations service component