US to give Pakistan laser-guided bomb, F-16 jets
Wed, 03 Mar 2010 14:25:00 GMT
The US Air Force plans to deliver 1,000 laser-guided bomb kits to Pakistan this month, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
The Air Force is providing the kits after having delivered 1,000 MK-82 bombs last month to Pakistan's military, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffry Glenn said.
Pakistan's air force chief had visited Washington last year and made additional requests for US military assistance, he said.
Donley said the Pentagon had arranged for "expedited" delivery of the MK-82 bombs, which weigh 500 pounds each.
The United States also was due to deliver 18 additional F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan in June, outfitted with sophisticated night-vision equipment, Glenn said.
President Barack Obama's administration has pledged stepped up military assistance and development aid to Pakistan.