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  1. Pakistanisage

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    An Update on Viper deal.


    US agrees to sell AH-1Z attack helicopters to Pakistan
    ByWeb Desk
    Published: August 27, 2015

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    AH-1Z attack helicopter PHOTO: JANES.COM

    US Department of Defence (DoD) announced on Wednesday that it has awarded Bell Helicopter a $581 million contract that includes the delivery of AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan.

    The contract covers the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Zs, one Lot 13 UH-1Y, and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the government of Pakistan. According to the DoD, these initial helicopters will be delivered by the end of August 2018.

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    Although Pakistan had requested the sale of 15 AH-1Z helicopters in April, it is not clear how many of the 15 helicopters have been signed for at this stage.

    The notification by the US DoD stated that 10% ($57.9 million) of the overall contract value covered the sale to the government of Pakistan which suggests that this is an initial deal for the first two helicopters only, with contracts for the remaining 13 (plus spares and support) to follow.

    The original US Defense Security Co-operation Agency notification of Pakistan’s request included 1,000 AGM-114 Hellfire II air-to-surface missiles for “a precision-strike, enhanced-survivability aircraft that can operate at high altitudes. By acquiring the AH-1Z and Hellfire II capability, Pakistan will enhance its ability to conduct operations in North Waziristan Agency, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), and other remote and mountainous areas in all-weather, day and night environments”.

    Read: Russia agrees to sell Pakistan four MI-35 attack helicopters

    On August 19, Pakistan signed an agreement with Russia to purchase MI-35 ‘Hind’ attack helicopters. “An agreement was signed between Pakistan and Russian authorities in Rawalpindi for the purchase of four MI-35 helicopters,” said a senior military official.

    The official, however, did not provide any further details about the deal, or shed any light on the configuration of the helicopters which Pakistan will receive. No timeline for delivery of the helicopters was revealed.

    This article originally appeared on Janes.com.

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  2. Muhammad Omar

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    The contract covers the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Zs, one Lot 13 UH-1Y, and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the government of Pakistan

    sorry m confused is this all for Pakistan or Just fuel kits and AH-1Z??
     
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    After 3 years? :ph34r: WTF? What's the point of delivering after 3 years? This operation will not be prolonged till 2018.
     
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    ISIS!
    Besides, it takes that long for a defense deal of this nature.
     
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    UH-1Y are for USMC

     
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    Delivered by the end of Aug 2018, meaning the last of the 35 helicopters will be delivered by that day.

    I'm not sure what happened to the copy + paste of the article but this is the correct version:

    The contract was signed jointly for the USMC and Pakistan. So some helicopters the USMC will get the other Pakistan, which is apparently only 2 AH-1Zs.
     
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    Estimated Program Cost of baseline AH-1Z attack helicopter in 2010 was around $ 30.60 million (per unit) for USN
    Department of Navy 2011 Budget Estimates (e).JPG
     
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    What is USMC ?
     
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    What a joke.
    After 3 years we will get just 2 AH-1Z
    should have gone for Russian Ka-52 or Turkish Atak.
     
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    abbrv for US Military or Marines.
     
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    Just marines
     
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    How many are ordered I am confused .
     
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    This offer/sale is probably to stall Pakistan's interest in the Chinese / Russian Heli's.
     
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