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Pakistan Navy receives Sea King helicopters from UK

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LONDON: Sea King helicopters purchased from the United Kingdom have been formally handed over to Pakistan Navy, an official said on Thursday.

The helicopters were received by Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK. Mr. Christopher Bob Richardson represented the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the formal handing over ceremony.

The contract for the purchase of seven helicopters was signed last year. A separate contract was signed with Vector Aerospace for maintenance of the aircraft before being shipped to Pakistan later this year.