Tuesday, May 18, 2010

US Delivers Two Bell 412 EP Helicopters to Pakistan Army

The United States government Tuesday delivered two Bell 412 EP helicopters to the Government of Pakistan to assist the Pakistan military in its counter-insurgency efforts.The U.S. Army Brig. General Michael Nagata handed over the helicopters to Brig. Tippu Karim, 101 Army Aviation Commander during a signing ceremony at Qasim Army Air Base in Rawalpindi, said a press release of the US embassy issued here today.

The U.S. purchased the two enhanced-performance utility transport helicopters, valued at $24 million, to support Pakistan’s counterinsurgency operations. The U.S. also provided $20 million in associated spare parts, special tools and other equipment to support the aircraft. "The purchase of the aircraft demonstrates the United States’ full commitment to a stable, long-term strategic partnership with Pakistan-one based on shared interests and mutual respect that will continue to expand and deepen in future years,” Brig. Gen. Nagata said during the ceremony..............................Read More

1 comments:

Very positive step towards right drection to root out the militants in the region but its not enough need more to be done soon as possible.

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