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Pakistan Chooses Aselsan’s ALPER LPI for Damen Corvettes

the Hürriyet reported that the Pakistan Navy (PN) selected the Aselsan’s ALPER LPI (low-probability-of-intercept) radar for use on its forthcoming Damen OPV 1900s. The Hürriyet also reported that the PN is negotiating with Aselsan to equip at least 10 additional ships with the ALPER…

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‘Sea Eagle’ – The Official Name of the Pakistan Navy’s ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

At the 2019 Paris Air Show (17-23 June), the Pakistan Navy (PN), Rheinland Air Service (RAS), and Aerodata exhibited the PN’s ATR-72 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) . The official designation of the PN’s ATR-72 MPA is ‘Sea Eagle’ and is slated to replace the PN’s aging F-27 Fokker MPAs.

The Sea Eagle is configured with the following:

* Leonardo’s Seaspray 7300 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar;

* Aerodata AG’s AeroMission mission management system;

* Elettronica’s electronic support measures (ESM) system;

*FLIR Systems’ Star SAFIRE III electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) turret;

* anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability through two torpedo hardpoints.

In a press release, the Director of RAS’ Special Mission Aircraft Division, Nikolaos Mavrikis, stated:
“With its long endurance and low operating costs, along with excellent parts and maintenance availability, the ATR 72 series was the ideal platform to fulfill our client’s most demanding operational needs for maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare missions.”


Pakistan has shown interest in HQ9 (FD 2000) SAM system for future Requirements

HQ9 (FD2000) is long range air defence system. Similar in capabilities to Russian S300 and American Patriot defence system. It is a land based Active Radar homing Surface to air missile system. Manufactured in China. Pakistan still needs a long range air defence system. Pakistan had shown interest in this SAM system for future Requirements.

Here are some of it Characteristics mentioned:

Operational Range : 200km
Max. Altitude Engagement: 27500 meters
Radar range: 240kms
Radar Type : Active electronically scanned array radar
Radar Cross section: 0.21M²c at 240 kms
Speed: 4.9 machs/ 6007.8 KMPH
launched: Vertically compressed gas launched
Radar performance: 85 targets detection at one time, track 32 targets , Simultaneously engage 12 targets

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Launching Ceremony of state-of-the-art 2300 Tons Offshore Patrol Vessel-II, being built for Pakistan Navy was held at M/s DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania. Chief of Staff (Personnel), Vice Admiral Ather Mukhtar graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest underscored the importance of Corvettes in the maritime domain. He further added that these platforms will act as force multipliers in enhancing Navy’s capability of safeguarding maritime frontiers and would offer more flexibility in the conduct of Pakistan Navy’s initiative of independent Regional Maritime Security Patrols in the Indian Ocean Region.

The Chief Guest also lauded the professionalism of M/s DAMEN Shipyards and cooperation in delivering cutting edge technologies to Pakistan Navy in the form of Corvettes. Corvettes are multi-purpose platforms of medium size and tonnage. Signing of contract for construction of two Corvettes for Pakistan Navy was held in 2017.

The launching ceremony was also attended by Chief Naval Overseer (Romania), senior management of M/s DAMEN Shipyards, Gorinchem & Galati and officials of Ministry of Defence Production and Pakistan Navy.


Cutting of first metal plate of first of the four MILGEM Ada class corvette for PN...

Turkish President and Naval Chief jointly cut first metal plate of first of the four MILGEM Ada class corvette at a graceful ceremony in Istanbul.



Defence Updates- Pakistan/ Indigenization of its’s defence industry!

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According to a recently published report ‘Year Book 2017-18’ by the Ministry of Defense Production, Pakistan military is focusing on improving its prowess despite the slow economic activity in the country. A defense analyst, Brian Cloughley told Defence News that despite nuclear capabilities, Pakistan is focusing on strengthening its conventional military force.

Pakistan is prepared for a conventional war, and it seems that the riposte is alive and being refined in direct answer to India’s overwhelming numerical superiority.

Pakistan’s currently working on:

1. Manufacturing auxiliary power units for the Al-Zarrar and T-80UD to development, Trials of a sabot FSDS-T round and Driver’s thermal imaging/night vision periscope.
2. Upgradation of 160 Type-85IIAP main battle tanks, T-80UDs, M113-series armored personnel carriers, and Type-59 main battle tanks.
3. In addition, engines for Al-Khalid and T-80UD tanks are being assembled, while the development of advanced Al-Khalid II tanks and low-rate production of 20 Al-Khalid I tanks are further strengthening the military’s capabilities.
4. Heavy Industries Taxila is also working on manufacturing a tracked infantry fighting vehicle ‘Viper’, based on the M113 series and armed with a Slovak Turra 30 unmanned turret.

Pakistan has also acquired Spanish Alcotán-100 shoulder-fired anti-tank rockets and Kornet-E anti-tank guided missiles to improve its infantry anti-tank capabilities.

On the defense-from-above front, Pakistan is integrating newer air-to-air missiles, acquiring Chinese CM-400AKG supersonic anti-ship missiles and modifying air-to-air refueling for the JF-17 fighters. A new deal for advanced Block III JF-17s has also been signed in May 2018. Pakistan now also boast the capability of complete overhaul of JF-17s and has recently completed overhaul of 02 of its JF-17 at home, in ARF, Kamra.

Former PAF pilot and defense analyst, Qaiser Tufail said:

“Bombs like the GB-6 K/YBS500, REK Mark 82/83/84 and H-4 will, therefore, be commonplace weapons in any future conflict. With a prospect of increased exports, the production of JF-17 has been increased from 16 to 24 per year with improvements like retrofit of AESA radars on existing Block I and II JF-17s are likely to follow after the Block III orders.”

The report also sheds light on Project AZM fifth-generation fighter and development of drones by the Aviation Design Institute. According to the report, the first “conceptual design phase” cycle is complete and there will be three more cycles in the first configuration phase.

However, it remains to be seen whether Pakistan partners with Turkey or China to realize its 5th-gen ambitions.