Pakistani Army Receives Transport Helicopters from US

20 May 2010 (Last Updated May 20th, 2010 18:30)

The Pakistani Army has taken delivery of two Bell 412 EP helicopters from the US at Qasim Army Air Base near Rawalpindi as part of a military cooperation deal between the two countries. The utility transport helicopters, valued at $24m for the pair, were bought by the US in support of the

The Pakistani Army has taken delivery of two Bell 412 EP helicopters from the US at Qasim Army Air Base near Rawalpindi as part of a military cooperation deal between the two countries.

The utility transport helicopters, valued at $24m for the pair, were bought by the US in support of the Pakistan's counterinsurgency operations.

Pakistan has also received $20m from the US for associated spare parts, special tools and other equipment to support the aircraft.

US military aid to Pakistan in the last three years has increased to $4bn, which includes the delivery of 14 F-16 fighter aircraft, ten Mi-17 helicopters and more than 450 vehicles for Pakistani front-line forces.