Turkey is to donate 34 Cessna T-37 Tweet jet trainers-light attack aircraft to Pakistan in an agreement signed on Wednesday.
The decision followed high-level military talks between the two countries in Ankara, where Turkey agreed to supply the aircraft plus spares “gratis” to Islamabad. Gen. Naveed Ahmed, director general of defence procurement for Pakistan, signed the agreement with Maj. Gen. Serdar Gulbas, the Turkish chief of logistics.
Pakistan already operates 18 T-37s that entered service in June this year, and the only other operator of the T-37 is the Columbian air force, Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer database shows.
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