Pak procures 13 Cobra gunship helicopters from US
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 18:22
Islamabad: Pakistan has procured 13 Cobra gunship helicopters from the US for use as spare parts for its helicopter fleet.

The AH-1F Cobra helicopters will be shipped to Pakistan from a US facility in Alabama later this year, the American embassy said in a statement here.

The 13 helicopters are part of a larger transaction finalised in 2007 under which Pakistan also procured and refurbished 12 Cobras for its fleet.

During the past three years, US civilian and security assistance to Pakistan has totalled over Rs 340 billion or four billion dollars.

The US has also funded and provided training for more than 370 Pakistani military officers in a wide range of leadership and development programmes covering topics like counter-terrorism, intelligence, logistics, medical, flight safety and military law.


First Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 18:22

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