The professional skills and capabilities of the Pakistani Air Force (PAF) will be put to the test in the coming weeks as they begin Exercise High Mark 2010.

The PAF will deploy its JF-17 Thunder, F-16, Swedish airborne early warning and control planes, and mid-air refueller aircraft during the 45-day exercise, according to Sifynews.

Pakistan’s army and navy will also participate in an effort to enhance cooperation between the three forces.

The air force conducts this kind of exercise every five years, involving all aerial frontiers and bases from across the country, and including the latest missiles and firepower.

The exercise will cover the entire country from Skardu in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south.