US gives equipment to Army


April 30, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Two Bell 412 EP helicopters as well as $20 million in aircraft equipment will be provided by the US government to assist the Pakistan military in its counterinsurgency efforts, the US embassy spokesman announced on Friday.

According to the spokesman, the two enhanced-performance utility transport helicopters, valued at $24 million, will be provided to support Pakistan’s counterinsurgency operations. The US will also provide an additional $20 million in associated spare parts, special tools and other equipment to support the aircraft.

During the last three years, US civilian and security assistance to Pakistan has totalled more than four billion dollars. The assistance includes support for medical aid, school refurbishment, bridge and well reconstruction, food distribution, and agricultural and education projects.

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