No.27 Sqn “Zarrar” is the youngest combat squadron of PAF made operational on April 19, 2007.
The squadron is equipped with Mirage-VEF and Mirage-IIIDP/Mirage-VDD (Dual seat) ROSE-III aircraft, capable to perform day-night offensive and counter offensive operations. The aircraft are equipped with Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) sensors, Navigation and Attack System (NAS) and Night Vision Goggles capability.
No.27 Sqn has performed in two edition of Exercise Shaheen (Shaheen-I (2011) and Shaheen-III (2014)) with Chinese Air Force and in Exercise Al-Saqoor-II (2011) with Royal Saudi Air Force.
No.27 Sqn Aircraft inventory:
No.27 Sqn aircraft inventory includes mostly Mirage-VEF aircraft procured by PAF in 1996, which later undergone ROSE-III upgrade with the help of Sagem in early 2000s.
Mirage-VEF 96-728 734 745 746 747 748 749 750 752 757 (and few more air frames)
Mirage-VDD 04-001 004