US to replace aircraft destroyed in Karachi attack

IANS

The US has decided to supply two new P-3C Orion aircraft to Pakistan to replace the ones destroyed in the naval base attack in Karachi in May, the Dawn News reported.Sources said the US will also supply new F-16 aircraft and spare parts.

A 15-hour siege that began on the night of May 22 at the PNS Mehran base led to the death of 14 people, including four terrorists. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

The terrorists destroyed the Navy’s P-3C Orion aircraft with rockets.

The four-engine, all-weather aircraft is designed for operations against underwater submarines and surface vessels. At about 750 km per hour and 4,300 km range, it is rated as the fastest long-range maritime patrol used worldwide.

The aircraft can carry a wide array of weapons such as harpoons, torpedoes, depth charges, mines and rockets.

Share this: Twitter | StumbleUpon | Facebook | Delicious | digg | reddit | buzz

Short URL: http://iafnews.nuvodev.com/?p=1260

Posted by pilotpaul on Jun 18 2011. Filed under All News, World. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google
Log in
Image source is from the Wikimedia Commons.Commons is a freely licensed media file repository.
Website Design Bangalore | Bangalore Web Design | Website Design India | Domain Registration Bangalore | Web Hosting India | Bangalore Web Hosting