US State Department approved sale of 15 AH-1Z to the Pakistan Army in April 2015. Initial aircraft took from production lot 12 and began flight testing in Bells Amarillo Texas facility on December 2017 (pictured).
On June 2018, the US Governemnt placed an embargo due nuclear trade links. At the time 3 AH-1Z were already built and put on storage in USA. As of March 2019, 9 AH-1Z are stored at 309th AMARG, Tucson, Arizona.
Pakistan has ordered 15 AH-1Z helos equipped with Hellfire AGMs. Deliveries will start in 2017
Pakistan AH-1Z Target Sight System Funded, 15-Jan-16 : Lockheed Martin awarded Target Sight System (TSS) contract for Pakistan AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters. Work is expected to be complete by December 2017.
UH-1Y and AH-1Z Contract for both USMC and Pakistan, 25-Aug-15 : Bell Helicopter awarded contract for 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and Pakistan.
U.S. Approved 15 AH-1Z For Pakistan, 06-Apr-15 : U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Pakistan for 15 AH-1Z Viper Helicopters and 1000 AGM-114R Hellfire II Missiles and associated equipment for $952 million
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
| 786-061: Pakistan Army;
Dec17 first test flights at Amarillo, TX|