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Pak to get Harpoon Block II missiles: US

The Bush administration has notified Congress that it is planning to sell Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and related equipment to Pakistan.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 04:39 IST

Calling Pakistan a "key ally" in the 'war on terror' and a "friendly nation" to the US, the Bush administration has notified Congress that it is planning to sell Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and related equipment and services for a total value of $370 million to the south Asian nation.

Notifying Congress of the impending sale, the Defence Security Cooperative Agency said Pakistan has requested for a possible sale of 50 UGM-84L (submarine-launched), 50RGM-84L (surface-launched), and 30 AGM-84L (air-launched) Block II HARPOON missiles along with five encapsulated HARPOON Command Launch Systems.

The Agency said that 115 containers; missile modifications; training devices; spare and repair parts; technical support; support equipment; personnel training and training equipment; technical data and publications; US Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services were also requested by Pakistan.

"This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that continues to be a key ally in the global war on terrorism," the agency said.