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Written by Oscar Nkala, Friday, 06 February 2015

The Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDF) Air Force and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which paves way for the provision of Pakistani equipment and specialised training for the Tanzanian Air Force.

In terms of the MoU which was signed between TPDF Air Force commander Major General Joseph Furaha Kapwani and Chief of Air Staff of the PAF Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Pakistan undertook to train Tanzanian air force personnel in the domains of operations, training, equipment maintenance, security and the military application of information and communication technology (ICT).

The signing of the agreement in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam last week marked a new era in the defence and diplomatic relationship of the two countries.

The visiting Pakistani air force chief hailed the MoU on defence saying it lays the groundwork for formal talks and the initiation of mutual exchanges which will ultimately strengthen the bilateral defence relationship between the two nations.

"We have historical cooperation with Tanzania and the MoU will revitalise the good relations between Tanzania and Pakistan," Butt said.

Kapwani said the mutual defence cooperation agreement has created an ideal platform for his force to share its experiences with their Pakistani counterparts.

"Under the MoU, members of the TPDF will have an opportunity to receive training by the Pakistan Air Force," Kapwani said.

During his four-day visit to Tanzania, the Pakistani air force chief attended a briefing on structure and functions of the TPDF Air Force and visited the country's main air base in Mwanza.

The Tanzania-Pakistan defence co-operation agreement follows the November 2012 tour of the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) in Karachi by former Tanzanian Minister of Defence and National Service Shamsi Nadodha.

During his visit, Nadodha expressed interest in a wide range of indigenous Pakistani defence products including rifles, machines guns, main battle tanks, naval vessels, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, fighter and trainer jets.

Pakistan to train Tanzania Air Force | defenceWeb
 

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Tanzanian Air Force roughly operates 70 odd Mig-21 frames. Pakistan has a lot to offer to them in this domain. Glad to see PAF tapping into the African market.
 

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Paf has one of the best pilots in the world.:pakistan::pakistan: In the article it is written that they are interested in our defence equipment including tank and helicopter so can someone tell me does Pakistan make any helicopters as well ?
 

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Tanzania should be made a customer for JF-17 along with a training package and guide them on formally retiring those Mig-21s and modernize their force.
 

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Tanzania should be made a customer for JF-17 along with a training package and guide them on formally retiring those Mig-21s and modernize their force.

In the medium term. PAF will most likely offer them a replacement plan.
 

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In the medium term. PAF will most likely offer them a replacement plan.

If the Air Chief himself went there, then do expect some significant deals other than simple MOUs......China has been tapping Africa, good way to let Pakistan in.
 

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good news...PAF has best trained pilots in the world..:pakistan::pakistan::yay::yay:
 

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Written by Oscar Nkala, Friday, 06 February 2015

The Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDF) Air Force and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which paves way for the provision of Pakistani equipment and specialised training for the Tanzanian Air Force.

In terms of the MoU which was signed between TPDF Air Force commander Major General Joseph Furaha Kapwani and Chief of Air Staff of the PAF Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Pakistan undertook to train Tanzanian air force personnel in the domains of operations, training, equipment maintenance, security and the military application of information and communication technology (ICT).

The signing of the agreement in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam last week marked a new era in the defence and diplomatic relationship of the two countries.

The visiting Pakistani air force chief hailed the MoU on defence saying it lays the groundwork for formal talks and the initiation of mutual exchanges which will ultimately strengthen the bilateral defence relationship between the two nations.

"We have historical cooperation with Tanzania and the MoU will revitalise the good relations between Tanzania and Pakistan," Butt said.

Kapwani said the mutual defence cooperation agreement has created an ideal platform for his force to share its experiences with their Pakistani counterparts.

"Under the MoU, members of the TPDF will have an opportunity to receive training by the Pakistan Air Force," Kapwani said.

During his four-day visit to Tanzania, the Pakistani air force chief attended a briefing on structure and functions of the TPDF Air Force and visited the country's main air base in Mwanza.

The Tanzania-Pakistan defence co-operation agreement follows the November 2012 tour of the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) in Karachi by former Tanzanian Minister of Defence and National Service Shamsi Nadodha.

During his visit, Nadodha expressed interest in a wide range of indigenous Pakistani defence products including rifles, machines guns, main battle tanks, naval vessels, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, fighter and trainer jets.

Pakistan to train Tanzania Air Force | defenceWeb

This should pave the way for a future JFT sale.
 

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Good news. It will make the nation proud and give a positive image to our country besides making Tanzania a strong friend. Keep it up PAF.
 

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A GOOD MOVE IN A REIGHT DIRECTION AND IT WILL LEAD TO BETTER IN FUTURE
 

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woops, another potential customer for JF-17 thunder.
Pakistan has already provided training to the Nigerian pilots,
they can certainly use their experience here Tanzania
 

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When I came to know the first time that PAF is bonding up with Tanzania, I thought we would be selling them Rehman Malik ...:D Good News ...Pakistan should not only replace their whole Mig-21 fleet but also overhaul their whole air force ...they need it and PAF can help them !

When I came to know the first time that PAF is bonding up with Tanzania, I thought we would be selling them Rehman Malik ...:D Good News ...Pakistan should not only replace their whole Mig-21 fleet but also overhaul their whole air force ...they need it and PAF can help them !
I would love to see it not a military tie but a positive and productive outcome of foreign policy. Since we don't have a dedicated foreign minister and NS cannot even properly speak ....let our military play a productive role into it !
 

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