U.S. approves 1 bln dlrs in arms sales to four nationsSeptember 28th, 2008 - 1:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept. 27 (ANI): The U.S. Defense Department said today it approved sales of radar and aircraft upgrades, missiles and other equipment valued at 1.01 billion dollars to four U.S. allies including Pakistan.
The Pentagon’’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said these U.S. allies are: Pakistan, France, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The Pentagon said it had approved the sale of AH-1F Cobra helicopter refurbishment and associated equipment to Pakistan.
The Pentagon said the refurbishment would help Pakistan’’s efforts to defeat Taliban and al Qaeda fighters in its tribal areas, used as bases to launch attacks against U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and to conduct other counterterrorism missions. The News reported.
The prime contractor will be US Helicopter in Ozark, Alabama (ANI).
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