The first batch of the Pakistan-made primary trainer aircraft (Super Mushshak) has arrived in Doha, the moral guidance directorate of the Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday.
Present on the occasion were Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Major General Ghanim bin Shaheen al-Ghanim, Major-General Ahmed bin Ibrahim al-Malki, Deputy Commander of the Emiri Air Force and a high-level delegation from Pakistan which included Officers from the Pakistan Air Force, several members of the embassy and the Pakistani military attache.
Brigadier Salem Hamad Aqeel al-Nabit, Commander of Al Zaeem Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al Atiyyah Air College, expressed his pride at the arrival of the first batch of Super Mushshak which is considered a unique and quality addition to the training aircraft fleet in the college, report Gulf Times.
The Super Mushshak aircraft will provide training support to the pilot candidates of the college as these turbofan engine planes are used in primary and fundamental military air training, in addition to parades and night flying.
The MFI-17 Mushshak is produced by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and consists of two or three seats, with a wingspan of 8.85 meters, length 7.15 meters and a maximum speed of 268 km per hour.
After exchanging souvenirs between both sides, the delegation toured the facilities of the college, training rooms, simulation systems and airfields.
The aircraft which are used for vertical training will improve the college’s pilot candidates training and will substitute the Gazelle aircraft used currently.
The purchase agreement was signed in June 2016. Pakistan is also supplying Nigerian Air Force with 10 Super Mushshak.