Thursday, April 7, 2016

US to sell nine AH-1Z Viper helicopters to Pakistan

It has been reported that US is selling nine AH-1Z Viper helicopters to Pakistan. The decision comes weeks after Obama administration decided to provide eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan.

Pentagon has already placed an order for the nine helicopters to Bell, the company that manufactures AH-1Z Viper helicopters.

The delivery is expected to be completed in September 2018. Bell AH-1Z Viper is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the AH-1W Super Cobra, that was developed for the US Marine Corps.

It may be added that Pakistan has requested provision of 15 AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters, 32 T-700 GE 401C Engines (30 installed and 2 spares), and 1000 AGM-114 R Hellfire II Missiles in containers.

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