WASHINGTON (Online) - The US Defence Department has said negotiations are on to deliver PC3 Orion to Pakistan. A Pentagon spokesman said the US provided the defence equipment to Pakistan under the EDA programme. He said the US would soon deliver alternatives to the PC3 Orion aircraft, destroyed in a terrorists attack at PNS Mehran in May. Earlier, Defence Secretary Lt General Shahid Iqbal had told public accounts committee that due to strain in Pakistan-US ties, the US was reluctant to deliver the PC3 Orion to Pakistan.