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Alan Warnes

Alan Warnes
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Alan has travelled to over 60 countries writing/taking photos of military aircraft and enjoying the many cultures he has encountered. Since 2001 has been a regular visitor to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). He has written two books on the PAF. @warnesyworld
PAF-Khan

Pakistan Air Force builds for the future

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), talks to IDEAS show daily correspondent Alan Warnes. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar...
PAC-Mushshaks

Super Mushshaks, Super Popular!

The Super Mushshak trainer aircraft has seen a renaissance in its popularity since being fitted with a digital ‘glass cockpit’. After sales to Qatar...
Hercules

PAF C-130H Hercules wins runners-up trophy at RIAT

A specially marked Pakistan Air Force C-130H Hercules participated at the UK’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) during mid-July. The veteran aircraft painted in...

Sounding Warnings Sooner

Most of the advanced military nations have some kind of Airborne Early Warning & Control systems (AEW&C). In the past the role has been...

Air Refuelling Proliferates

Fighters need fuel; Airbus and Boeing are competing with their own modern solutions in a region where range is crucial. With so many large numbers...
Saab 340 aircraft

Doing more than it says on the Tin

Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft can do much more than their acronym suggests. The increasing ability of these platforms to perform land and sea...
Pakistan’s ZDK-03

Watching The Noisy Neighbours

It is always handy to know what your neighbour is up to, particularly if they are not friendly. So it is no surprise that...
Kawasaki P-1

Troubled Waters

Maritime surveillance is an important requirement for most countries with interests in the South China Sea. The ongoing geo-political situation in the region and...

RAF Head Strengthens Cooperation with PAF

The Royal Air Force (RAF) recently concluded an important visit to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), giving Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sir Stephen Hillier,...
C-130 Group Photo

Looking After ‘The Old Man’

The Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) 130th Air Engineering Depot (AED) has recently completed the 50th Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) of a Lockheed Martin C-130B...

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