Good keep studying, cuz you have long way to go.As someone studying aerospace engineering, id say i have somewhat of a grasp of fatigue/stresses etc.
"and used extensively during war"
Do you know what the airframe life of a C130H is?
Belgium can’t sell F-16’s if the US doesn’t approve. For transport aircraft it’s much easier to be sold with agreement from the US.
The US also blocked the sale of Israeli F-16’s to Croatia.
Retired ones are included ?
The C-130s took part in all military or humanitarian operations carried out by the Belgian armed forces on four of the five continents for nearly 50 years.www.brusselstimes.com
RJAF is a regular buyer of Ex-Belgian F-16s.
Hope we get all 9 aircraft from Belgium.
Why doesn’t PAF also try to procure C-130J from UK?
I doubt if the USA will give the required NOC as all military equipment is suspended since 2016.
Buying Russian transport planes mean that PAF has to build an entire maintenance infrastructure for them.
And C130s have been the the transport workhorse for PAF for 50 years. We have our own maintenance and overhauling infrastructure in place for them. Why would PAF spend huge amounts of money when we are already cash strapped?
And to add that, Russian military equipment is notorious for being too much maintenance prone.
Isn't PAF less than pleased with their Il-78s and would've much preferred western MRTT instead?