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Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Tailchopper, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. PK787

    PK787 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    PNS Azmat inducted in Pak Navy
    The first Fast Attack Craft (FAC) equipped with missiles designated as PNS Azmat, built at China State Shipbuilding Company (CSOC), Xingang Shipyard was handed over to Pakistan Navy on Monday.


    With the induction of this technology in the fleet, the Pakistan Navy has become the first maritime force in the region that is equipped with stealth technology after its first Fast Attack Craft (FAC) equipped with eight C-802A/CSS-N-8 Saccade anti-ship missiles.

    AZMAT Class Fast Attack Craft (Missile) has a crew of 12 to 14 sailors which is less than half that of similar FAC (M). Each FAC (M) will cost of around $50 million each. It is speculated to be a 500-600 ton, 60-meter Fast Attack Craft (Missile) which will be equipped with heavy missiles.
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    How many of this class are Pak going to induct????
    Seems enough stealthy.
     
  3. PK787

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    2 for now, 1 is made and delivered from China and the other one will be made in Karachi, there are plans to add more of them, yup, everything that will be added into PN will be stealth
     
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    Pakistan Launches Indigenous ALCM Again

    Pakistan’s defense ministry announced another test flight on May 31 of the locally developed air launched cruise missile (ALCM). The Hatf-VIII, also known as Ra’ad (Thunder), is a “low-altitude, terrain-hugging missile with high maneuverability” and a range of 350 km (217 miles), according to the ministry.
     
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    PNS Dehshat: Navy's second 'fast-attack' craft launched
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    KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy’s second fast-attack craft named PNS Dehshat, was launched on Thursday during a ceremony at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW).
    PNS Dehshat is the second ship of its kind and was constructed at KS&EW in collaboration with China State Shipbuilding, Offshore International Company and Xingang Shipyard under the Transfer of Technology arrangement.
    The first ship PNS Azmat was inducted in the PN Fleet in June 2012.
    Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila, who was the chief guest at the ceremony, lauded the defence cooperation between China and Pakistan and said that the construction of the missile craft at Karachi Shipyard was another example of “unparalleled” Sino-Pak relations.
    Admiral Sandila added that addition of these crafts to the PN Fleet with further strengthen the offensive capability of the Pakistan Navy.
    PNS Dehshat: Navy’s second ‘fast-attack’ craft launched – The Express Tribune
    the name :laugh:
     
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    Pakistan Navy Maritime Exercise SEASPARK-12 commences
    KARACHI: The 2012 edition of the annual Pakistan Navy Maritime Exercise SEASPARK-12 commenced on Monday. The Exercise will be conducted in the general area North Arabian Sea.

    The Sea Spark Exercises, being a permanent feature of Pakistan Navy’s operational calendar, are conducted with the main objective to assess the operational readiness and provide an opportunity to the officers & men to operate under multi-threat environment and exercise responses accordingly.

    The exercise would also provide impetus to Pakistan’s resolve of maintaining peace, security and stability in the region, which is so important for sustenance of daily life and economic activity in the world at large and Pakistan in particular.

    The Exercise planning is based on manifestation of Chief of the Naval Staff’s declared strategic priorities of ‘Operational Readiness and Training’. All operational ships, Submarines, Aircraft, Marines, Special Forces and Establishments will participate to cover the entire gamut of Naval Operations. Special emphasis is being laid to have the professional skills to deal with both traditional and non-traditional threats.

    Opening Brief of the Exercise was held this morning at PN Dockyard which was attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila. Force Commanders presented their Plans during the Brief.

    Participating units of the Exercise, which also include elements/supporting units from PAF & Pakistan Army, have been divided into Blue and Orange forces which will be pitched against each other in specific threat environment.
    Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2012
    Pakistan Navy Maritime Exercise SEASPARK-12 commences
     
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  7. S K Mittal

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    Pak is going to induct a indeginious nuke sub.
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    Pakistan's Pledge to Fund Naval Development Met with Skepticism

    ISLAMABAD — Despite a pledge from Pakistan’s minister of defense production that the Navy’s modernization projects will move forward, analysts are skeptical that the cash-strapped government will actually fund the programs.

    The Associated Press of Pakistan stated Tanveer Hussain “ensured all necessary resources will be provided for timely completion of the projects to enhance the professional capabilities of Pakistan Navy,” during a visit Tuesday to Naval Headquarters in Islamabad, during which he met with naval chief Adm. Mohammad Asif Sandila.

    Hussain is also said to have “acknowledged the future indigenous developmental plans of [the] Pakistan Navy to strengthen the defense of motherland.”

    According to a 2011 Ministry of Defence Production report, those major programs are: construction of the next-generation submarine, corvettes, a follow-on order for Azmat-class fast-attack craft, fleet oil tanker and one hovercraft.

    The fleet oil tanker project is the only one known to be active. Turkish design and systems integrator STM signed a deal in January for Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works to build the tanker.

    Analyst Usman Shabbir of the Pakistan Military Consortium think tank dismisses Hussain’s visit as nothing beyond a “routine courtesy call by a politician” during which the need was felt to say something.

    “I don’t think anything will come out of it,” he said.

    Still, former Australian defense attaché to Islamabad Brian Cloughley said the Navy has urgent needs.

    Despite Hussain’s visit and claims being of little real consequence, this “doesn’t alter the fact that Pakistan badly needs submarines and frigates; another three of each at least.”

    However, “There is no money: Pakistan is broke, and any commitment to spend billions [which is what any program will cost] is at the present time unthinkable,” he said.

    “The government has got many and much more important priorities, not least of which is the power sector,” he added.

    The lack of funds has not, however, completely stymied acquisition efforts.

    Further surplus Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates are unlikely to be transferred from the US to join the sole example in service, and Pakistan’s six ex-British Type 21 frigates have reached the end of their feasible lives.

    Pakistan therefore hopes to acquire four surplus Type 42 destroyers from the UK.

    Details on negotiations from official sources have not been forthcoming. The Ministry of Defence in Pakistan, the UK High Commission in Islamabad, and the UK Ministry of Defence all either refused or could not give any details on the negotiations.

    Pakistan reportedly wants the destroyers to be transferred as aid, though initially the UK was willing only to sell, not transfer, a single warship. It now appears all four are for sale.

    Cloughley describes this as “most welcome news” considering the strength of opposition in the UK to any attempt to allow Pakistan to acquire the destroyers.

    “It always made sense for the British to do it,” he said, “but the pro-India, anti-Pakistan lobby in Westminster and Whitehall is very strong. Naturally, they will do what they can to complicate matters, in which they are assisted by Pakistan asking that the transfer be on an aid basis.”

    However, Cloughley said the UK has to decide between the scrap value of the destroyers, and what could be obtained from a sale to Pakistan.

    “When you consider that the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal was sold in May for a scrap value of 2.9 million pounds (US $4.4 million), the Type 42s wouldn’t get much more; and there are no other buyers for them in sea-going condition. So denying them as aid [to Pakistan] would be an act of pettiness,” he said.

    However, even now it is uncertain if Pakistan can afford the purchase since the ships will need extensive upgrades. The Sea Dart missile system, [the ships’ only missile armament] has been removed from the destroyers and has been retired.

    Cloughley believes this is not necessarily a problem as “there are better systems than Sea Dart, and I think the Chinese would be happy to assist.”

    However, Shabbir said there may be opposition to a Type 42 deal from within the ranks of the Pakistan Navy itself.

    He cites the post-1998 nuclear-related sanctions on Pakistan, in which the UK stopped the spares and support program for British-origin weapon systems. This adversely affected the Pakistan Navy’s three-strong Westland Lynx helicopter fleet in particular as even safety-related components and systems were embargoed.

    “This is one of the main reasons for resentment in PN officer ranks towards the UK,” and why he believes many naval officers are determined to “never touch a UK-made system again, not even if it is given for free.”

    “This is the reason I doubt the PN will ever go for any retired UK ships,” he said. “Besides, the Chinese are coming up with solutions that match or in many cases exceed what the UK has to offer at cheaper credit with no chance of sanctions.”

    Despite the immediate need, with Pakistan’s economy in the doldrums, the Navy’s acquisition efforts may remain stymied.
     
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    Is this a naval variant? Why is it posted here?
    Btw off question, what attack acs does pn use?
     
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    Today 14th of November 1971.
    42 years ago PNS Ghazi sailed out on the last mission.

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    PNS Ghazi glass dome at the Visakha Museum.
     
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    A war grave shouldn't be plundered
     

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