Pakistan to recieve Weapon System worth a billion Dollar
Pakistan is to get US-engineered Gunship Helicopters, missles and other ams ex-United States worth almost a bilion dollar.
It has been recently reported that Pakistan’s had request the United States to purchase heavy arms contingent valued at almost $1 billion to counter militancy in the country, has approved by the US Department.
The Pentagon on Monday said that Pakistan had requested 15 AH-1Z Viper helicopters made by the Bell arm of Textron Inc alongside 1,000 Hellfire missiles produced by Lockheed Martin Corp and ahost of other communications and training equipment with valued at a total of $952 million, according to a notification to Congress, which approves every sale.
The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency, upon receiving the request last year, proposed a certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.
“This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a country vital to US foreign policy and national security goals in South Asia,” the certification said.
The agency informed US lawmakers that this proposed sale would provide Pakistan with “a precision strike, enhanced survivability aircraft” that it can operate at high-altitudes.
“By acquiring this capability, Pakistan will enhance its ability to conduct operations in North Waziristan, Fata, and other remote and mountainous areas in all-weather, day-and-night environments. Pakistan will have no difficulty absorbing these helicopters into its armed forces,” the certification said.
Meanwhile, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees US military exports said, “This proposed sale of helicopters and weapon systems will provide Pakistan with military capabilities in support of its counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations in South Asia.”
The United States, in January of this year handed over serviceable weapons, ammunition and other sophisticated military equipment to Pakistan that was being used by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops in Afghanistan.
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