Pakistan receives US surveillance aircraft

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    Pakistan receives US surveillance aircraft
    AFP | Feb 21, 2012, 06.36PM IST

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani navy took delivery Tuesday of two state-of-the-art, US-made surveillance aircraft nine months after Islamist militants destroyed two similar planes, officials said.

    Pakistan said the P3C aircraft, modified with the latest avionics, are designed to improve surveillance in the North Arabian sea, one of the world's most important shipping routes deeply troubled by Somali piracy.

    "The two aircraft have been delivered to the Pakistan navy. These aircraft have been provided under the foreign military funding programme," a spokesman for the US embassy in Islamabad, told AFP.

    Relations between Pakistan and the United States were severely damaged last year by a covert American raid that killed Osama bin Laden and air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, and the alliance remains tense.

    The navy said the aircraft would help "maintain requisite vigil in our vital area of interest in the North Arabian Sea", which it said was "home to intense maritime activity both legal and illegal and thus warrants continuous guard".

    Pakistan is to receive six P3C aircraft from the United States in three batches. The first two, received in 2010, were destroyed during a 17-hour siege of a key naval base in Karachi last May blamed on the Taliban.

    The attack killed 10 personnel and deeply embarrassed the military, just three weeks after bin Laden was killed in the garrison town of Abbottabad.
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    India has problems with these pirates so does Pakistan, China and rest of the world.... These Somali pirates seem to threaten the whole worlds navy if i may ....;)

    They seem to form enough excuse for countries to setup naval bases and stock up defense equipment :guns:
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    and What does exactly you are implying here?
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    cannot say them state of the art they are second best state of the art is indian P 8 posedian
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    Its the main reason the Netherlands still has a navy .... ;-)
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    Its really odd that Indians are most ones applauding the P3 Orions lol great going ...

    Well , P3 Orions may not be Posiden but its still sufficient to deliver few excocet missiles against ships and take out submarines

    We needed these planes to recover from the terrorist attacks

    USA/PAK relations on other hand are still rocky very rocky after baluchistan resolution in US congress
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    they were received under foreign militery sales, i.e we paid for them..
    regarding P-8 the upgraded p-3 are still the good enough to do their job but in comparison with p-8 has low endurance
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    good for pak navy need to shif for usa equip to china cheap and un intrupted supply :pakistan::cheers::china:
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    So the PN is going with the proposed plan of 7 P-3Cs MPA and 3 P-3Cs AWE&C with some MPA features too.
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    Photo in today's (February 22) newspaper of two Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft (serial number 88 and 89) seen at PNS Mehran Naval Air Station, Karachi, after their induction in Pakistan Navy.

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    TWA Flight 800: WEAPONS SYSTEMS
    Repost from: HTTP://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/aircraft/air-p3.html

    http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA328496 (p 22, but read preceeding p21 also: there is becomes evident the MPA in question is P-3C)

    VERSUS

    Boeing: P-8 Airborne Ground Surveillance

    Saying goodbye to the 'Mighty Hunter'

    http://www.dbdc.gr/home/GDN_SEP10.pdf (page 10)

    Sobre los P-3 Orion : - Página 82 - Foro Militar General

    I'm not convinced ....
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    Pakistan repaid or free charge of the new two P-3Cs?

    It is clearly after receiving two state of the art P3C aircrafts to Pakistan, Mehran Attack last year wasn't planned attacks from US, we guess we don't know who done this previous destoryed P3Cs............

    any chance Pakistan investigation find out ?
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    It was USA