US to Complete $952M Foreign Military Sale of Viper Attack Helicopters and Hellfire Missiles to Pakistan


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In April 2015, the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles and associated equipment to Pakistan. The sale, which is estimated to be worth nearly USD$1 billion, will supply the Pakistani government with precision-strike, enhanced-survivability aircraft that it can operate at high altitudes for counter-terrorism and counterinsurgency in South Asia. The deal, which still needs to get approved by Congress, would be worth $952 million to four contractors: Textron Co.'s Bell Helicopter, General Electric Aviation, The Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.Specifically, the Pakistani government will receive 15 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, 32 T-700 General Electric 401C engines (including 30 installed and two spares), 1,000 Lockheed Martin AGM-114 R Hellfire II missiles in containers, 36 H-1 technical refresh mission computers, 17 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems and 629F-23 ultra-high frequency/very high frequency communication systems. In addition, the United States will also supply 19 H-764 embedded global positioning system/inertial navigation systems, 32 TopOwl helmet-mounted display/optimized displays, 17 APX-117A Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, 17 AN/AAR-47 missile warning systems, 17 AN/ALE-47 countermeasure dispenser sets, 18 AN/APR-39C(V)2 radar warning receivers, 15 joint mission planning systems, and 17 M197 20mm gun systems. The sale also includes system integration and testing, software development and integration, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, as well as other related elements of logistics and program support.

This will be the biggest foreign military sale to Pakistan in quite a while. In October, the DSCA plans for a USD$350 million deal with the country for eight Global Response Cutters from WSY Inc. for securing the coast, and in September, it announced a USD$198 million sale of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles from Navistar Defense Corp. ASAP AOG Services, a parts purchasing resource created by ASAP Semiconductor, is a premier logistics and supply chain partner for all aerospace manufacturing and technology-driven companies. ASAP Semiconductor supplying wide veriety of Bell Helicopter Parts, General Electric Aviation, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin parts. We are ISO 9001-2008 certified, ASA 100 accredited, and a member of the Aviation Suppliers Association. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive catalog of both obsolete and in-production parts ranging from aircraft engine kits, ejection seats, electro-mechanical actuators, aircraft access doors and more at www.asapaog.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asapaog.com  or call 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.

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