US Delivers Four Cargo Helicopters to Pakistan Army

14 June 2009 (Last Updated June 14th, 2009 18:30)

The US has delivered four Mi-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistan Army to support the country's anti-Taliban operations and humanitarian efforts. The Russian-built medium-weight, single-rotor helicopters were provided at the request of Government of Pakistan and US officials said that

The US has delivered four Mi-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistan Army to support the country's anti-Taliban operations and humanitarian efforts.

The Russian-built medium-weight, single-rotor helicopters were provided at the request of Government of Pakistan and US officials said that more Mi-17s were being identified to help Pakistan in the future.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that these efforts were a vital element of the president's new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy.