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AH-1Z Viper, 1000 Hellfire II Missiles approved for sale to Pakistan.

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  1. Salahadin

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    April 6, 2015 6:12 p.m. ET

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    The State Department has approved Pakistan’s request to buy almost $1 billion in U.S.-made attack helicopters, missiles and other equipment aimed at fighting insurgents in the country’s mountainous north and west regions.

    U.S. defense companies are engaged in a three-way tussle with Russia and China to sell weapons to Pakistan, complicated by the need to avoid upsetting neighbor India and its even larger arms’ import market.

    The Pentagon said Monday that Pakistan had requested 15 AH-1Z Viper helicopters made by the Bell arm of Textron Inc., as well as 1,000 Hellfire missiles produced by Lockheed Martin Corp. and a host of other communications and training equipment with a total value of $952 million, according to a notification to Congress, which needs to approve any sale.

    Any deal would be structured as a foreign military sale between the two governments.

    “This proposed sale of helicopters and weapon systems will provide Pakistan with military capabilities in support of its counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations in South Asia,” said the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees U.S. military exports.

    Write to Doug Cameron at doug.cameron@wsj.com

    State Dept. Approves Pakistan Arms Request - WSJ
     
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    1 billion would buy more than 50 z 10s. I dont understand pakistans fascination with US equipment
     
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    Damn it.
    Have we not wisened up? Again falling in the same American honey trap?
    One billion USD for just 15 helis? Thats a joke.

    What can i say. Our rulers are on their payrolls.
     
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    Not just 15 helos:pissed:!

    15 AH-1Z Viper helicopters made by the Bell arm of Textron Inc., as well as 1,000 Hellfire missiles produced by Lockheed Martin Corp. and a host of other communications and training equipment with a total value of $952 million

    That's a lot of firepower! Don't be sour; rejoice! Money well spent and put those new birds to use please:yahoo:.
     
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    Not your rulers.....your generals to be precise!!! Quit blaming every fukup of everyone on to the rulers. Civilians don't give out a list of weapons to buy, the military does. The least you can do when you write, is to keep some honesty in your posts!! You are obviously one of IK's propagandist, like him, you all lie shamelessly and for no reason!

    And by the way, its actually a good deal if you read into all details. A Viper-Z, is hell of an advanced combat helicopter. A close match to the Apaches.
     
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    it includes all the bells and whistles to go with them.

    if Pakistan wants to buy Chinese it would buy Chinese :D even the Chinese are desperate since they sent three Z 10s as gifts :agree:
     
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    May be trap,if PA goes to get Ah-1z dumping AH-10 Yaldrum aside then surely it's case of kickbacks because, AH-10 until know as performed well it's sensor package and targeting system is outstanding even latest Ah-64 is unable to match it in range and agility.If not true then US is luring us into buying this to facilitate India.

    This is not gift it is for Testing and Evaluation,in past even J-10 was there for same purpose.
     
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    helicopter helicopters everywhere :yahoo::bunny::yahoo::bunny:

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    love to see hellfire missiles in pakistani hands :bounce:
     
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    Good addition.
     
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    I'm getting real tired of this helicopter issue. With 1bn dollars we could have gotten more z-10s.
     
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    pakistan will buy three types

    MI-35 deal sign
    cobra approved
    z-10 under trail we will decide
     
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    You have any idea how many mi-35s we're planning to get?
     
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    And you might be aware of the cost per hellfire?
    Just to blow up one mud house or kill a few talibunnies,too costly.
    We need something like Russian MI-35 to shove a few hundred cheap bullets up Talibunnies rear ends.
     
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    Z-10 is underpowered . It's like the Tigre but less sophisticated.

    I would remove Z-10 and go for a light scout helicopter like the MD-530G or AH-6I
     
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    I don't know but it seems a bit fishy now that Pakistan is evaluating Z-10. China wants Pakistan to be its first customer and now Americans would try to pull us out of it. AH-1 Zulu is definitely better but working with Chinese on Z-10 would be more beneficial eventually.
     
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