28 Feb '17, 8pm

Blow for Modi - U.S. State Department Approves $1 billion Arms Sales to Pakistan.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of attack helicopters, Hellfire Missiles and associated equipment worth $1billion to Pakistan to help the South Asian country in counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification, notifying the Congress of the possible sales under the Foreign Military Sale program, according to a statement by the DSCA. Pakistan had requested 15 AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters and 1,000 AGM-114 R Hellfire 11 Missiles as part of a deal estimated at $952 million. The associated equipment include 32 T-700 GE 401C Engines, 36 H-1 Technical Refresh Mission computers, 17 AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight Systems, 30 629F-23 Ultra High Frequency/Very High Frequency Communication Systems, 19 H-764 Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems, 32 Hel...

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