Options for Pakistan Navy

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    In addition, even though some here already discarted the new South Korean 2300 ton FFX Inchon frigates as an option, also consider:
    Perhaps it may be possible to pick up some of the niine 2350 ton Ulsan frigates (1x 1981, 8x 1985-90) or of the tweny-one 1200 ton Pohang class corvettes (flight 2: 1984-86; flight 3: 1986-88; flight 4: 1990-91; flight 5: 1991-93) as they are retired in the coming years ROKN already earmarked a flight 2 Pohang retired in 2011 for donation to Columbia. So, who knows...

    For both the Ulsan and Pohang classes, it wouldn't be too difficult to remove the rear 76mm and install at least a heli flight deck (you might even add a telescopic hangar one the lager Ulsan after also removing 2 twin 40mm). The forward twin 40mm can be swapped out for RAM or the RAM-like Chinese FL-3000N or even e.g. the lighter Turkish Avelsan Bora pedestal mounted Stinger. Or leave the twin forty and work in a distributed number of the smaller naval Stinger launcher they have available for MRTP. Depending on flight, the Pohangs have 2x1 MM-38 Exocet or 2x2 RGM-84 Harpoon. The Ulsan's has 2x4 RGM-84 Harpoon. I don't see why these could not be swapped out for a 2x1 or maybe even 2x2 C-803 in the Pohangs and 2x4 on the Ulsan, should there develop an issue around Exocets or Harpoons.

    The Italian Meastrale ships carry all Italian arms, including Aspide SAM and Teseo Otomat AShM . You're looking mainly at sensors and command system upgrades there, Maybe something small like a Avelsan's MRTP oriented remote twin Stinger-launcher to cover the rear better than today with existing weapon systems.
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    Yes who knows?;-) The Koreans might become generous and gift couple to PN and decide to face the wrath of India. However, thanks for the info.
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    at the moment the economy must be revived after the economy is back on track Pakistan's utmost priorities should be to build a truly capable Green-Water Navy Pakistan has a large 1,046 km coast line from the rann of kutch area in south Asia to gwadar in the straight of Hormuz in the Persian gulf the target should be to develop a south Korean type navy along with that Pakistan must also develop the needed infrastructure to have a strong qualitative ship building industries where both commercial & navel (defense) ships are built R&D's in these field are of paramount importance

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    South Korean economy, trade, business and industry. Seoul Korea GDP trade.

    Not only is India not among South Korea's main trading partners, but South Korea is also not in the top-ten of India's trading partners.... mutual dependency (an avenue for influence) seems limited.

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