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PAF F-16 Block 52+ F-16D (serial# 10801) roll out in a ceremony held at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LM Aero) facility at Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas USA on October 13, 2009. Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, PAF, delivering his remarks after the first PAF F-16 Block 52+ F-16D (serial# 10801) unveiled at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility at Dallas - Forth Worth on October 13, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
Speaking on the roll out ceremony, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman accepted the first F-16D Block 52+ aircraft (serial# 10801) on behalf of his nation and said that since signing of the contract, this programme has seen many ups and downs. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
     
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman (Chief of the Air Staff, PAF) with General Norton Schwartz (Chief of Staff, USAF) standing in front of PAF F-16 Block 52+ F-16D (serial# 10801) at roll out ceremony held at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility at Dallas - Forth Worth on October 13, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman standing in front of F-16 Block 52+ F-16D (serial# 10801) along PAF contingent at roll out ceremony of first PAF F-16 Block 52+ aircraft held at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility at Dallas - Forth Worth on October 13, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
PAF contingent along Ms Kay Granger, General Norton Schwartz, General David H Petraeus, Mr. Hussain Haqqani, Mr. Ralph Heath, Mr. John Larson and other distinguished guests at roll out ceremony of first PAF F-16 Block 52+ aircraft held at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility at Dallas - Forth Worth on October 13, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
     
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman in the cockpit of F-16D (serial# 10801) at roll out ceremony of first PAF F-16 Block 52+ aircraft held at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility at Dallas - Forth Worth on October 13, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
The aircraft order is designated as "Peace Drive I," continuing a long tradition of naming F-16 international sales programs with the word Peace. Pakistan Air Force received its first F-16, in the Block 15 F-16A/B configuration, in 1982. Pakistan has been operating Lockheed Martin aircraft since 1963, when it received C-130B airlifters. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
Peace Drive I order is for 12 F-16Cs and 6 F-16Ds, all powered by the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engine. Requested sensors included Northrop Grumman mechanically-scanned APG-68(V)9 radars and ITT ALQ-211(V)9 advanced integrated defensive electronic warfare suites (AIDEWS) without digital radio frequency memory. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
     
PAF F-16D Block 52+ (serial# 10801) is seen taxiing at Lockheeds Fort Worth facility before its first test flight on September 29, 2009. The proposed weapons package included an order for Raytheon AIM-120C5 air to air missiles, Raytheon AIM-9M-8/9 Sidewinders, Boeing joint direct attack munitions, GBU-12/24 laser-guided bombs and BLU-109 penetrator bombs. [Picture courtesy: Lockheed Martin]
PAF F-16D Block 52+ (serial# 10801) is seen departing from Lockheeds Fort Worth facility for its first flight, accompanied by a Lockheed F-16D chase plane on September 29, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Lockheed Martin]
First PAF F-16D Block 52+ (serial# 10801) seen taking off for its first test flight from Lockheed Martins Fort Worth facility on September 29, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Lockheed Martin]
     
PAF F-16D Block 52+ (serial# 10801) seen air-to-air on September 30, 2009 during its 2nd flight. [Picture courtesy: Lockheed Martin]
PAF F-16D Block 52+ (serial# 10801) is turning inbound at NAS Fort Worth on October 16, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Brandon Thetford]
PAF F-16D Block 52+ (serial# 10801) spotted on final approach into NAS Fort Worth on November 6, 2009. [Picture courtesy: Keith Robinson]
     
 
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