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US, Pak discuss replacement of destroyed P-3C aircraft

world Updated: Jun 22, 2011 15:50 IST
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The US is having discussions with Pakistan on providing additional military assistance to its armed forces after two of its P-3C aircraft were destroyed in a terror attack on a naval base in Karachi.

"The United States has used US military assistance to refurbish and upgrade P-3C aircraft that were provided to Pakistan under the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program in the past," the State Department said.

"Discussions concerning the provision of additional military equipment under the EDA program are ongoing," the Department said in a statement in response to a question asked at a daily news conference this week.

This four-engine maritime surveillance aircraft is also used for anti-surface warfare and can operate at a top speed of 745 kilometres per hour.