PNS Azmat Class - Fast Attack Missile Craft | Updates & Discussions.

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    from its size its seems more a corvette the FAC .:undecided:
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    Chinese stealth missile boats built in Pakistan is this,

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    Date Posted: 27-Sep-2011


    Pakistan's first Azmat-class FAC launched by China

    Kate Tringham Naval Reporter - London



    State-owned enterprise China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation launched the first of two Azmat-class fast attack craft (FAC) on order for the Pakistan Navy on 20 September.

    Azmat was built at Xingang Shipyard in Tianjin, China, under a government-to-government contract signed in 2010 for the provision of two 60 m FACs equipped with surface-to-surface missiles.

    Under the contract terms, the second of the two 500-600 ton vessels will be built at Karachi Shipyard in Pakistan with China's co-operation.

    Construction of the lead ship began in March 2011. According to the Associated Press of Pakistan, it is expected to enter service by April 2012.

    It has a crew of 12 to 14 - less than half that of similar craft - and is equipped with eight C-802A/CSS-N-8 'Saccade' anti-ship missiles. Images purported to be of the vessel show it to have an angled, slab-sided 'stealth-like' superstructure, but no other details have been confirmed.

    Speaking at the launch ceremony, Pakistan's Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, was quoted by local media as saying that the Azmat class represented a "quantum leap" not only in defence production for the country's maritime industrial sector, but also in addressing a long-standing operational requirement of the Pakistan Navy.

    Adm Bashir said the project had also opened new avenues of collaboration, and represented yet another milestone in defence co-operation between China and Pakistan.
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    Agree, but for top speed. Essentially, the new Azmat's apparent role would appear to be that of a patrol vessel (hence the light gun armament) but with sufficient speed and antiship missile armament to operate in unison with larger units e.g. F22P. A good coastal defence asset (tasked 90% patrol ship + 10% seamobile coastal missile battery). To operate under cover of landbased air defence assets (hence little AAW capability). Can't tell if she'ld get any ASW gear.
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    why we did not select type 22 fac of china
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    I think Pakistan prefer endurance to speed .
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    I think, some of our dear member like design of type 022 FAC.Don't worry we will get those soon for coastal defensive role.
    But current FAC have long range about 500-600 nm equipped with C802A, so can be used to defend as well as offense.Some of enemy naval port are just 200 nm away from our coastal areas.So it is better decision to have these FAC in reasonable number to co ordinate with frigate.
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    The World's Navies classifies the ships as follows:
    Cruisers: +10,000 tons
    Light Cruisers: 5000 to 10,000 tons
    Destroyers: 3000 to 4000 tons
    Frigates: 1100 to 3000 tons
    Corvettes: 500 to 1100 tons
    FAC: +25 Knots
    Large PC: 100 to 500 tons
    Coastal PC: -500 tons

    PNS AZMAT is speculated to be a 500-600 ton and max speed 30 knots
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    i reckon we were once considering greater displacement Milgem
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    The above article is about Chinese 200 ton Type 022 Craft while Pakistan is getting 500-600 ton class new designed Craft.That is something totally different.
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    If so, these are likely standard displacement figures, not full load displacement figures.

    Just looking at frigates, most frigates of the last 20-30 years are between 3000 and 4500 tons (excluding the most recent 'frigates' displacing 6000 tons). E.g. Dutch Van Speijk, Kortenaer (S-), Heemskerck (L-) and Doorman (M-) class frigates, German Bremen (F122) class, Meko 200 in all variations

    Acknowledged corvettes e.g. Italian Minerva & Commandante, Israeli Saar 5, German Braunschweig K-130, Malaysian Meko-100 are all well over 1100 tons.

    Top-end FACM's are 500-700 tons these days. See e.g. Turkish and Singaporean navies.
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    They are officially Offshore Patrol Vessels, hence the letter P before the pennant numbers... of course missiles can be installed, and indeed there have been, as test beds on India ships and with YJ-82 on SLNS Sayura in the Sri Lankan Navy.
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    turkish stuff is not cheap!!!
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