U.S. to provide Pakistan with 13 Cobras for spare parts use

U.S. to provide Pakistan with 13 Cobras for spare parts use 19 Mar, 10, Source: US Embassy in Islamabad

Pakistan has procured 13 AH-1F Cobras from the United States for use as spare parts for its helicopter fleet.  The helicopters will be shipped from a U.S. facility in Alabama later this year.  The 13 aircraft are part of a larger 2007 transaction under which Pakistan also procured and refurbished 12 AH-1F Cobras for its fleet.

During the last three years, U.S. civilian and security assistance to Pakistan has totaled more than Rs. 340 billion ($4 billion). Assistance provided and delivered has included support for medical aid, school refurbishment, bridge and well reconstruction, food distribution, agricultural and education projects. The U.S. has also funded and provided training for more than 370 Pakistani military officers in a wide range of leadership and development programs covering topics such as counterterrorism, intelligence, logistics, medical, flight safety, and military law.

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