Islamabad: Pakistan has procured 13 Cobra
gunship helicopters from the US for use as spare parts for its
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.