Replacement of Destroyed Aircraft (Taken Question)

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 20, 2011

QUESTION: Has the Government of Pakistan requested that the U.S. replace the two aircraft destroyed in the attack on the Pakistani Naval Base? What is the status of that request?

ANSWER: The United States has used U.S. military assistance to refurbish and upgrade P-3C aircraft that were provided to Pakistan under the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program in the past. Discussions concerning the provision of additional military equipment under the EDA program are ongoing.

PRN: 2011/1020