US poised to sell nearly USD1 billion of attack helos, weapons to Pakistan
An unstable jihad nation with American state-of-the-art military equipment; what could possibly go wrong?
“US poised to sell nearly USD1 billion of attack helos, weapons to Pakistan,” By Marina Malenic, Washington, DC – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, January 7, 2015 (thanks to Todd)
Pakistan has been approved to purchase 15 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and weapons. Source: IHS Jane’s/Patrick Allen
The US Department of State has approved a request from Pakistan for USD952 million worth of attack helicopters and weapons for use in Islamabad’s ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 6 April.
Specifically, Pakistan has requested 15 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, including engines and spares, as well as 1000 AGM-114 Hellfire II Missiles and their targeting and communications systems.
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