ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Air Force has inducted AW-139 (Augusta Westland) Helicopters into No 88 Search and Rescue squadron today enhancing its capabilities, reported Radio Pakistan. <link>
With the induction of this state of the art helicopter on its inventory, this Search and Rescue squadron has been renamed as No 88 Combat Support Squadron and Advanced Helicopter Training School.
In his address on the occasion, the Air Chief said the induction of AW-139 helicopters <link> would considerably enhance the operational capabilities of this squadron and would serve as a conversion unit for the young pilots to train them on this system.
The Air Chief said due to versatile roles of these latest helicopters <link> the PAF`s vision of taking its Helo fleet into 21st century can be achieved.
On the occasion, he also inspected the guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of the Force.