PAF Air Base (AB) Shahbaz, Jacobabad is the new home of F-16s. The air base was expanded in late 2009/early2010 to accommodate the newly procured F-16 Block52 aircraft. Today Shahbaz AB has an operational F-16 C/D Block-52 squadron and a Mi-171 Search And Rescue (SAR) squadron. The F-16 A/B Block-15 aircraft which are undergoing Mid Life Update (MLU) are also placed at Shahbaz.
Officers of the No.39th Wing at Shahbaz AB along with their aircraft.
Falcons engineering team with F-16 Block-52 and F-16 Mid Life Update (MLU) aircraft.
No.5 Multi Role Sqn operates 18 F-16C/D Block-52 aircraft.
PAF is modernizing its fleet of 45 F-16 A/B Block-15 to Block50 standard with the help of Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI), Turkey. Seen above is one of the five F-16 MLU currently operated by PAF. Later this year, four more F-16 MLU are scheduled to be delivered to PAF. F-16 MLU has AN/APG-68 V(9) Multimode radar which gives its “six on six” pylon AIM-120 AMRAAM carrying capability.