Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani said Islamabad is seeking military equipment worth $2.5 billion from Washington.
Speaking at an interview with The Washington Times, Haqqani said the equipment is needed to take the war against al Qaeda into the mountains bordering Afghanistan.
He said Pakistan requires new helicopter gunships, including the Apache-64-D, AH-1W, AH-6 and MD-530 Little Bird.
Haqqani said utility and cargo helicopters such as the UH-60 Black Hawk, the CH-47 D Chinook and the UH-1Y Huey are also required.
He said currently, Pakistan only has eight second hand Mi-17 transport helicopters at its disposal.
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said the US government is aware of Islamabad’s military requirements.
He said the US will try to help Islamabad acquire the required military equipment.