Skip to comments.US ready to supply UAV ScanEagle to Pakistan: official
Posted on 02/17/2010 8:47:44 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The US is ready to provide the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ScanEagle to Pakistan to improve its reconnaissance capacity, US Under Secretary of Defence Michele Flournoy said on Tuesday.
Flournoy was talking to reporters at the end of her two-day visit to Pakistan.
The under secretarys comments came ahead of an offer by US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who earlier announced to provide the UAV Shadow, drawing criticism from local media who said the technology was obsolete.
Flournoy said the US wanted to build a strategic partnership with Pakistan and discussed ways to develop new relations. She said the US was offering support to Pakistan in various sectors to help it overcome its problems.
She acknowledged the existence of a trust deficit between the two countries, but hoped the two sides would succeed in bridging gaps by working closely.
Our action will speak louder than words and by helping Pakistan and its people, we will be able to overcome the anti-American sentiments here. But it will take some time, she added.
The under secretary said the US was providing F-16 aircraft to Pakistan and had set up the Counterinsurgency Capacity Building Fund worth $1 billion for the country. She said the US had also provided over $7 billion from the Coalition Support Fund to the country since the war on terror began in 2001.
She said the release of more aid under the fund had been delayed owing to delay in issuance of visas to the US embassy staff, adding that the funds would be provided once this issue was resolved.
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They’ll give it to China.
Or North Korea
or the taliban
That’s just great....
They’ll be sold and eventually reverse engineered to just about every enemy we have.
Hell, within ten years, terrorists will be flying them over DC with only God knows what on board....
They will probabnly give it to the North Koreans to reverse engineering like they did with our Stinger missiles.
China have then ready for mass production by Christmas. Make room on the Toys-R-Us shelves.
Nice. Idiots elect a muslim who went to Pakistan for jihadi training on probably a Indonesian passport. He will probably give Paikstan and his Saudi bosses everything.
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