Skip to comments.Pak to get F-16s, Perry Class frigate from US by this year
Posted on 03/31/2010 9:55:53 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Pakistan is scheduled to get 18 of the Block 52 F-16 fighter aircraft and Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate from the US by fall, and is expected to receive Shadow Drones within a year, a Pentagon official has said.
Islamabad is set to receive all this military help under the enhanced US-Pakistan strategic cooperation.
"I would like to think that we would get them (Pakistan) within the year," the official said on Tuesday.
"Shadow (drone) is one of the things that they had asked for, and as we expanded and talked about other UAV platforms to be able to use is when they said: Well, let's take a look at them and then let's make sure we're picking the right one," the official said, adding that Shadow drones may in fact be the right platform at the end of the day.
In the last three years, the US has provided 14 F-16s, five fast patrol boats, 115 self-propelled howitzer field artillery cannons, more than 450 vehicles, hundreds of night- vision goggles, day and night scopes, radios, protective vests and first aid items to Pakistan's security forces.
"Other significant military assistance to be provided later through this year through our Foreign Military Sales and Foreign Military Financing programs includes the delivery of the first batch of 18 of the Block 52 F-16s scheduled for the Pakistan Air Force, to arrive sometime this summer; and an Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate, the first for Pakistan Navy, this fall," the official said.
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Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate.
Oliver Hazard Perry class Offshore Patrol Vessel