Pakistan intends to deploy its western border of AAA batteries to shoot down planes loaded and foreign military helicopters from Afghanistan violating its airspace, announced DawnNews television channel on Friday.
“The government has decided to deploy AAA batteries due to the revision of the strategy to ensure aviation safety and western borders of the country,” reads a statement in the press service of the Government of Pakistan, quoted by the chain.
“After the attacks of two checkpoints in Mohmand region by NATO on November 26, we fear more attacks from the west. So he decided to deploy anti-aircraft batteries in this region,” a military source said the chain DawnNews.
The Pakistan army has six battalions of French anti-aircraft missiles Rattlesnake short and medium range. In addition, Pakistan could deploy submachine gun batteries Oerlikon.