US awards contract to Bell for nine AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) will provide nine AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters to Pakistan.

According to the US Department of Defence, a contract of one hundred and seventy million dollars has been awarded to Bell Helicopter to manufacture these choppers, which is expected to be completed in September 2018.

The Bell AH-1Z Viper is a twin-engine combat chopper with a top speed of 420 kilometers per hour and a range of 610 km.