Indigenously-built F22P Frigate Commissioned

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  1. Windjammer

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    Karachi, Apr 17 2013: An impressive ceremony on the event of commissioning of 4th F-22P ship PNS ASLAT, indigenously built at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd was held today. Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, Chief of the Naval Staff, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials/dignitaries from China and Pakistan including HE Ambassador of Peoples Republic of China, Vice President China State Shipbuilding Corporation. (CSSC).

    The commissioning of PNS ASLAT and its handing over to Pakistan Navy’s Fleet culminates the historic contract signed in 2005 for construction of three F-22P ships in China and transfer of technology for indigenous construction of fourth ship at Karachi Shipyard. The timely and successful delivery of all ships including the indigenously built 4th ship, speaks volumes of cooperation and commitment of CSTC/HZ Shipyard, Karachi Shipyard and Naval Headquarters.

    PNS ASLAT is fitted with state of the art weapons and sensors, which make it a highly potent platform capable to operate under multi threat environment. Inclusion of this unit in Pakistan Navy’s Destroyer Squadron shall further strengthen and augment its capabilities to defend the sea frontiers.

    Chief Guest congratulated all those who participated in this project, especially, workers and management of KS&EW and Chinese Engineers/Technicians for their support, cooperation and untiring efforts. Construction of PNS ASLAT has certainly enhanced capabilities of Karachi Shipyard in the indigenous construction of warships, not only for Pakistan Navy but for other navies of the region. Construction of warship and other platforms like Fast Attack Craft (Missile), Small Tanker cum Utility Ships, Tugs etc at Karachi Shipyard reflects indigenization policy of the government especially attaining self-reliance in defence capabilities.

    Read more: Terminal X: Pakistan Navy commissions indigenously-built F22P frigate 'PNS ASLAT'
     
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    WoW great job :pakistan: :pakistan:
     
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  3. Windjammer

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    Absolutely , Al-Khalid MBT, Agosta Subs, JF-17, Ballistic Missiles and now this.....the indigenous list is indeed getting long. !!
     
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    Congrats, nice ship :cheers:

    Which type of helos are used on PN frigates?
     
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    Only 8 SAM's with a range of 20km.
    It will be a sitting duck whe attacked by aircraft or missiles.
     
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    soon type -54b will be added
     
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    And who exactly will feel adventurous to attack it. ??
     
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    8 SAMS as in 8 missiles of fire off or 8 launchers?
     
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    Do not take the flame bait !

    More F22P's are to be inducted with improved features and upgraded SAMS ... Wait for them :)

    I am quite sure its eight launchers , mate ...
     
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    May be Pakistan acquiring 052C Destroyer from china on Lease and most of time the F22p will be close to the land under air cover from JF-17 .for ASHM it have CIWS and FN90.
     
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    Frankly speaking her armament is poor , ship clearly lakes air-defense and ASW capabilities.
     
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    Oh come on, some members, yea it's not the best, but it's a step forward.for bigger better tomorrow.

    India's missile force is not as good as China should India stop trying or be laughed at? China still stuck on engines, america got f22 and f35 problems.

    This is a step forward and should be looked at as an acomplishment for the military industry.
     
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    Thats enough for point defence. Its a mulipurpose ship, so we dont need to expect long range SAMs.

    Furthermore, the PN is not a blue water navy, its ships dont need to operate far away from its coast lines.
     
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    That abt their own sailors of MV Suez in 2011:azn: