The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) today approved sale of GRC43M Cutters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $350 million to Pakistan.
According to the contract, Pakistan will receive eight 43-meter Global Response Cutters (GRC43M).
Each Cutter will be a mono-hull design made of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). Also included in this sale: outfitted eight 25mm or 30mm Naval Gun Systems, 32 M2-HB .50 caliber machine guns, 32 7.62mm guns, eight 8-meter Rigid Inflatable Boats, ballistic/armor protection of critical spaces, equipment relating to command and control, communication, navigation, support and repair parts, tools and test equipment.
This sale will enhance Pakistan’s ability to enforce the rule of law over its coastal areas to safeguard seaborne energy corridors, deter the outbreak of piracy along the north Arabian Sea, and curtail the trafficking of narcotics and other illicit goods. These vessels provide the Pakistan Navy with the capability for medium to long endurance coverage of its 660 miles of coastline. Pakistan will have no difficulty absorbing GRC43M Cutters into its armed forces.
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