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Replacement Orion Aircraft Expected From U.S.

June 17 2011


The United States has promised Pakistan two P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to replace the planes destroyed in last month's terrorist attack on a naval base in Karachi, reports the Dawn (Pakistan).

Also to be provided will be an unspecified number of F-16s and spare parts, diplomatic sources said.

Pakistan reportedly intends to use the Orions for counterterrorism and surface and underwater reconnaissance operations.

Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint...

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