On March 25, 2005 the United States agreed to sell new F-16s to the Pakistan air force. On October 14 2009, US maked public the first batch of the advance 18 F-16 C/D Block-52+ fighter aircrafts which are being produced for Pakistan air force. Delivery of these advance 18 F-16 C/D Block-52+ fighter aircrafts will be completed by December 2010. The 18 F-16 C/D Block-52+ aircrafts ordered by the Pakistan air force includes 12 F-16Cs (single seat) and six F-16Ds (dual seat)- with and option on another 18 F-16 C/D Block-52+ fighter. PAF also operates around 45 F-16A/B that are being upgraded to F-16AM/BM.

Pakistani F-16 C/D Block-52+ will carry conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) which will allow them to carry an additional 2,045 litres of fuel along with provisions for the 600 US gal (2,271 litre) for increased range or time on station and free up underwing hard points for weapons. These aircrafts carry advance APG-68 (V9) radar which offers 30 percent increase in detection range along with the two-foot resolution in new Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mode for autonomous delivery of precision, all-weather, standoff weapons and Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems.

Pakistani air force have also ordered 500 AIM-120C5 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and 500 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Guidance Kits: GBU-31/38 Guided Bomb Unit (GBU) kits, 1,600 Enhanced-GBU-12/24 GBUs, 800 MK-82 500 pound General Purpose (GP) and MK-84 2,000 pound GP bombs and 700 BLU-109 2,000 pound with FMU-143 Fuze. Pakistani air force has also purchased Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for PAF F-16 fleet.

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