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Monday, April 20, 2015

US OKs Bell's helicopter sale to Pakistan

AH-1Z Viper attack helicopterThe State Department has signed off on the possible sale of 15 Bell Helicopter AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters, air-to-surface missiles and other equipment to Pakistan.

Bell spokeswoman Jenna Tyler said if the sale goes forward as planned, then the aircraft would be assembled at Bell’s Amarillo facility, which assembles the Viper, the V-22 Osprey and an improved version of the Huey helicopter.

The proposed $952 million sale also includes 1,000 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, mission computers, missile warning systems, software, GPS device, helmet mounted displays, spare parts and other equipment, according to information from Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

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