Pakistan To Buy Nine Bell Viper Helicopters for US$ 170 million

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Pakistan To Buy Nine Bell Viper Helicopters for US$ 170 million
Pakistan To Buy Nine Bell Viper Helicopters for US$ 170 million

Pakistan has ordered nine AH-1Z Viper combat helicopters from Bell Helicopter under the foreign military sales program, the US Department of Defense announced Monday.

"Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $170.1 million… contract for the manufacture and delivery of nine AH-1Z aircraft… for the government of Pakistan," the announcement said. 

The Bell AH-1Z Viper is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the previous AH-1W SuperCobra model that was developed for the United States Marine Corps. The Viper has a top speed of 255 miles per hour (420 km/h) and a range of 426 miles (610 km).

In April 2015, the US Department of State approved the possible sale to Pakistan for 15 AH-1Z Vipers with Hellfire missiles and support worth up to $952 million.

Bell is also interested in selling the AH-1Z to Poland and the Czech Republic to replace their old Soviet-built Mi-24 helicopters.

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