Pakistan Navy: News & Discussions

aditya g

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Not necessarily using their own funds.



Which ones?

The Navy lacks ships in MCM and LPD/LHD types. On Submarine front we are OK for now but new orders are necessary - I don't expect either Projects 75A or 75I to yield orders for next 2-3 years at least.

We are quite well placed from surface warfare as well as ASW perspective (P-8I, MH-24R, ASWSWC) at this stage. We are also building up a good breath of auxiliaries.
 

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The Navy lacks ships in MCM and LPD/LHD types. On Submarine front we are OK for now but new orders are necessary - I don't expect either Projects 75A or 75I to yield orders for next 2-3 years at least.

We are quite well placed from surface warfare as well as ASW perspective (P-8I, MH-24R, ASWSWC) at this stage. We are also building up a good breath of auxiliaries.

We need the LHD for the future, but yeah, the MCMVs are of utmost importance right now.

We should have done with the Koreans what we did with the French and Rafale. We could have easily bought 4 ships through the emergency purchase route.

But it increasingly looks like we will lease Korean vessels in some sort of a package deal that will include K9 Thunders.
 
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Borrowed gun or own gun, kill the same way.
Don't worry about the source.

You should, because there are limits to the kind of technologies that can be imported for what's supposed to be a frontline warship against an adversary equipped with technologies that can defeat the capabilities going on this ship.

But for us, the bigger worry is the extent of funding coming from foreign sources and the need to block those sources.
 
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You should, because there are limits to the kind of technologies that can be imported for what's supposed to be a frontline warship against an adversary equipped with technologies that can defeat the capabilities going on this ship.

But for us, the bigger worry is the extent of funding coming from foreign sources and the need to block those sources.
Nerender Modi has successfully made India the scare crow for China and Pakistan reaping benefits.
Thankyou modi
 

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So Z9 for ASW operations, SeaKing for Anti Shipping and Troop transport and Alouette III for SAR.
 

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Aselsan’s Zargana to protect Pakistan’s Agosta 90B submarines against torpedoes​

The tests of Zargana were attended by Pakistan’s Attachee, a Pakistan Navy representative, and STM Defence officials, according to Aselsan’s most recent bulletin. The FATs were also carried out as part of Zargana’s integration with Indonesian submarines.

Aselsan made the initial announcement of the export of the Zargana torpedo countermeasure system to Pakistan in May 2019. The contract is part of the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B MLU program, which includes the modernization of three Agosta 90B submarines under a contract signed in 2016 with the Turkish STM Company as the prime contractor. STM officials revealed during the Naval Systems Seminar held in Ankara on 15 and 16 November that they delivered the first modernized submarine, PNS Hamza. According to multiple OSINT reporters, the second submarine’s upgrade is complete.

Aselsan will provide its Zargana torpedo countermeasures system for the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B submarine mid-life upgrade program, the Turkish company stated on May 29.
A PN Agosta 90B submarine (Credit: Pakistan Navy)

Because officials did not disclose relevant information, it is unknown when the next trials will take place or which submarine will be equipped. The best option appears to be outfitting the third Agosta 90B-class submarine, PNS Saad (S-138), which is currently being modernized.

In the same bulletin, Aselsan announced that it had completed the FAT of its MITOSTM WECDIS (Warship Electronic Chart Display), an electronic map-based navigation system that assists navigation by providing information compatible with current electronic maps and provides route planning and route tracking capability to navigation personnel, for the Pakistan Navy’s first Babur-class corvette.

The defense industry collaboration between Turkey and Pakistan has grown year after year. Aside from the MLU of Agosta 90B submarines, Turkey is building four Babur-class (PN MILGEM) corvettes for the Pakistan Navy. Though officials did not provide any details regarding Pakistan’s Jinnah-class frigate project, officials from KUASAR Marine, a Turkish engineering firm, informed Naval News in an interview that they will be in charge of the frigate’s design.

About ZARGANA – Torpedo Counter Measure System​

Aselsan Zargana Torpedo Countermeasure System at IDEF 2021 exhibition (Tayfun Ozberk picture)

ZARGANA Submarine Torpedo Countermeasure System ensures submarine survivability against torpedo attacks by quick reaction capabilities, provided with the operator-controlled autonomous operation and outboard launchers.

ZARGANA System comprises; Quick reaction capability, adaptable launching cell configuration as per user requirements up to 24 launching cells, single and salvo launching capabilities, high level of redundancy, bubble-free launching.
ZOKA effectors used in Zargana system (Aselsan image)

ZARGANA System uses ZOKA Acoustic jammers and decoys. Acoustic jammer is a broadband high power acoustic noise generator that covers all operating frequency bands of both classical and modern acoustic homing torpedoes operating in passive, active, or combined homing modes. As a softkill measure, acoustic decoys are aimed to deceive incoming torpedoes by emulating dynamic and acoustic behaviors of the submarine.

Zargana system was fitted Turkish Navy’s PREVEZE-class (Type 209/1400) submarines, which was spotted by Yoruk Isik and released on Twitter in January 2021.

Turkish Navy type 209/1400 Preveze class submarine transited Bosphorus towards the Black Sea. pic.twitter.com/QUXLggChE8
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) January 5, 2020