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Pakistan buying Frigates from China and OPV from Netherlands

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Zarvan, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Well today Admiral Zakaullah handed over Naval Command to new Naval Chief and in his last speech he mentioned future acquisitions which will come in upcoming years they include new Frigates from China and Offshore Petrol Vessels form Netherlands. Which Frigates we are buying from China are not known yet but it looks like it would be either Type 57 or other new projects shown by Chinese Frigate manufactures in last few years in various defence exhibitions.

    Watch the video from 26th minute
     
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    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Highlights of Admiral Zakaullah's speech:

    *More FAC(M) are being inducted into PN fleet.
    *Contract for Frigates has been finalized with China.
    *Contract for 2x Ocean Patrol Vessels with Holland finalized. One of the OPV will be constructed outside Pakistan and the other at KS&EW.
    *Contract for construction of 1x Modern Survey Ship at KS&EW has been finalized with China.
    *Contract for 8x submarines was signed in 2015 and work is in progress.
    *Work on upgrading PN's ATR planes into MPA's in Germany will finish by January 2018.
    *Sea King helicopters from UK will be inducted by end of 2017.
    *Pakistan Navy's offensive capabilities have improved after successful testing of submarine launched Babur missile system and Zarb weapon system.
    *Surface to surface missile Harba (sic) is ready for use.
     
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    What this have to o with Pakistan Navy? Stick to the topic.

    do you have more info on this?
     
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    So? That's their choice how to operate their military.
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    C-602 ASCM in Pakistani service is called Zarb IMO @Zarvan

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    What is Harba missile? Any pics/info?
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

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    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    No it's not and as for HARBA no idea we also heard it for the first time it seem it would be tested in near future
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Then what is the Zarb?
     
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    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Some Cruise Missile stuff but our own not Chinese Chinese are being used in Missile Boats and HARBA is Ballistic Missile most likely
     
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    Pakistan Navy to Purchase Frigates from China



    Pakistan’s former naval chief Muhammad Zakaullah said contracts have been signed to acquire frigates from China



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    As one of the main recipients of Chinese arms, Pakistan has confirmed that it would buy eight stealth attack submarines valued at $4 to $5 billion from China, as The Diplomat reported in late 2016. Recently, Pakistan’s top naval official revealed that new contracts have been signed to acquire frigates from China, in addition to the eight submarines.

    On October 7, Pakistan’s naval chief Muhammad Zakaullah officially handed over command to Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in a ceremony held in Islamabad. In his farewell address, Admiral Zakaullah said that new vessels are being inducted while contracts have been signed to acquire frigates from China, in order to strengthen the Pakistani navy. However, he didn’t disclose the type of the frigates or any other details in his speech. In addition, he mentioned again that Pakistan’s navy is buying eight submarines from China, according to Pakistan’s English-language newspaper Dawn.

    As the Chinese government remains reticent about the information, Chinese media said this is the first time that Pakistan confirmed the contracts and assumed that Pakistan is more likely to have purchased Chinese new type of frigates with a displacement of more than 4,000 tons and features of integrated mast and vertical launch system. China and Pakistan maintain close military-to-military cooperation.

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    On September 26, the Chinese defense ministry announced that China and Pakistan had finished the Shaheen-VI joint air training exercise in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. During the 3-week joint training, according to Xinhua, aerial assets, including “Chinese J-11 fighter jets, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and Pakistani JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft,” did a variety of exercises including “air-to-air combat, close air support operation, air-to-ground attack and confrontational operation involving multiple arms of the air force.” Lieutenant General Zhan Houshun, Chinese air force commander said the Shaheen-VI joint air exercise, especially the anti-terrorism training, will serve as a powerful deterrent to terrorist groups.

    According to data collected by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Pakistan remained the top buyer of China’s arms by the end of 2016. A total of 30 percent of China’s arms exports went to Pakistan, which was followed by Algeria and Bangladesh.

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    Stern view of the 4,000-tonne frigate model showcased by China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC) at LIMA 2017 in Langkawi. (IHS Markit/ Michele Capeleto)

    https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/pakistan-navy-to-purchase-frigates-from-china/
     
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