US approves F-16 equipment sale to Pak

Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) The US State Department has endorsed the possible offer of F-16 airplanes sustainment and related hardware to Pakistan in an arrangement esteemed at up to $450 million, as per the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA).

The chief project worker will be Lockheed Martin Corp, Geo News detailed refering to the DSCA as saying in a proclamation.

“The State Department has made an assurance endorsing a potential Foreign Military Sale to the public authority of Pakistan of F-16 Case for Sustainment and related hardware for an expected expense of $450 million,” the assertion said.

The bundle incorporates the US government and worker for hire designing, specialized, and operations administrations to help Pakistan’s F-16 armada.

The assertion further said that this deal doesn’t give Pakistan any new capacities, weapons, or weapons, Geo News revealed.

That’s what the organization highlighted “this proposed deal will uphold the international strategy and public safety goals of the US by permitting Pakistan to hold interoperability with US and accomplice powers in continuous counterterrorism endeavors and in anticipation of future possibility tasks”.

It further said the proposed deal will proceed with the sustainment of Pakistan’s F-16 armada, which enormously works on Pakistan’s capacity to help counterterrorism tasks through its vigorous air-to-ground ability, reports Geo News.

Pakistan will have no trouble retaining these articles and administrations into its military, it said.

It said the proposed offer of this hardware and backing won’t modify the essential military equilibrium in the district.

There will be no unfavorable effect on U.S. guard preparation because of this proposed deal, it added.