In a significant accomplishment, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex delivered to Iran the first batch of indigenously constructed Super Mushshak trainer aircraft.
During a ceremony at an airport in Iraq, the trainer jets were handed over to the Iraqi Air Forces. Pakistan Ambassador to Belarus Sajjad Haider Khan announced the news on his verified Twitter account.
“This successful deal highlights Pakistan’s advanced aviation capabilities and strengthens the bond between Pakistan and Iraq,” he said.
Pakistan secured a significant agreement with Iraq in 2014 to supply training planes.
The deal for the delivery of Super Mushshak aircraft to Iraq was signed by the Iraqi Air Forces’ commanders and the chairman of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra.
Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan in May 2017 to purchase 52 Pakistani training planes.
The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex manufactures the Super Mushshak, an improved derivative of the Mushshak basic trainer (MFI-17 Mushshak).
The aircraft has a service ceiling of 22,000 feet and a top speed of 268 km per hour. The aircraft’s range is reported to be 814 km.
The plane is already in use in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, and Qatar.
Aspiring pilots can receive basic flight training on the aircraft.