Pakistan to recieve AH-1Z Attack Gunships

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Pakistan to receive AH-1Z Attack Gunships
04 August 2019
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Pakistan first ordered 3 AH-1Z's form the US back in August 2015, and then a further 9 in April 2016. A total of 12.

These were to be paid via the Coalition Support Funds for Pakistan. CSF was stopped hence these gunships were put in storage. Now after the visit of PM Imran Khan, these gunships will be handed over, along with 1,000 AGM-114R Hellfire II laser-guided air-to-surface missiles.

AH-1Z gunships are powered by two General Electric T700-GE-401C turboshaft engines, capable of producing an output of 1,800 shp. They have a maximum take-off weight of 8,390 kg and can carry as many as 16 anti-tank guided missiles.

The AH-1Z variants that Pakistan is getting will also come with:

  • Thales TopOwl helmet-mounted display systems
  • Lockheed Martin AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight System electro-optical and infrared pods
  • BAE AN/ALE-47 chaff/flare countermeasure dispensers
  • Northrop AN/APR-39C(v2) radar warning receivers
  • Orbital ATK AN/AAR-47 missile warning receivers.
 

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I can see some improvement after Imran Khan last visit to the US. Is Pakistan still supporting the US led coalition in Afghanistan?
 

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I can see some improvement after Imran Khan last visit to the US. Is Pakistan still supporting the US led coalition in Afghanistan?
Yes
 

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Stationed along the coast most likely.
 

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Stationed along the coast most likely.
No, they will be stationed where the older Ah-1 F's are stationed, in Multan Punjab. Thier role is anti -Armour.
 

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