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    Comment by 'Gripen9' in media 'b -56 (tu-16)'

    Chinese copy of IL-16 not Tu-16
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    Pakistan Naval Aviation - Updated

    A string of UUVs equipped with passive sonabouys?
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    Pakistan Naval Aviation - Updated

    They are almost 40 year old, with the newer VLS systems why try to integrate something that old. The missiles may not be viable either after being in storage for such a long time.
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    PAKISTAN NAVY PROCURES WS-61 SEA KING HELICOPTERS FROM QATAR

    Yes once US declined to release the other 5 ships, PN was not inclined to foot the bill for an extensive refit for just 1 vessel. We had requested 6 SH60 F for the planned 6 ship acquisition which was cancelled as well. There are a lot of sensors that are linked b/w Ship & helo such as ASW &...
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    Pakistan Naval Aviation - Updated

    I had heard of hull stress as well. But in the end they were able to install the Harpoons and Phalanxes. The big 6 shot ASROC box launchers and the Mk 22 RIM 66 launchers from the Brooke class were too big. And Mk22 launchers required installation of under deck missile magazine that would have...
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    PAKISTAN NAVY PROCURES WS-61 SEA KING HELICOPTERS FROM QATAR

    Your source is wrong in the first place. Qatar did not operate any ASW version to begin with. They had 11 troop carrying "Commando" versions. Out of which 5 were equipped for ASV operations using AS-39 exocets.
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    Pakistan Naval Aviation - Updated

    No we had the SAMS as well. But they could not be installed on any other platform afterwards. So kept in storage.
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    Pakistan Naval Aviation - Updated

    PN had gotten 8 Brooke & Garcia class FFGs from US on lease in late 80s. PN spent a lot of money upgrading those with Standard SM1 SAMs, Phalanx CIWS, Harpoons and ASROCs. The agreement was these would be transferred to Pakistan eventually. However US cancelled the lease in 94 due to Pressler...
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    Pakistan Naval Aviation - Updated

    Type 21
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    Sargodha Surprise, F-104 Pilot Sunglasses

    Not every year, but every 5 years. I have 3 from my dad's collection. He gave away rest to friends n family. *** I am talking about PAF. Here are mine (or my Father’s). This is the first pair issued to him Jan 22nd, 1963.
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    Blast From Past, Eagles & Phantoms at PAF Base Masroor

    Ex. Midlink 1978 Air Cdr (r) Jamal Hussain to the right.
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    1971 War Veteran Lt Colonel (Retd) Derek Joseph Passes Away in Peshawar. Laid to Rest with Military Honors

    My father, a PAF officer was taught at PAF Lowertopa by a lot of Polish PAF officers from a very young age. They moulded him into the man that he was. I grew up with names like Middlecoat and Cecil being taken in reveared tones along with the likes of Rafiqui, Alauddin, MM Alam. This is...
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    NATO kick-starts training Afghan Special Forces in Turkey

    The US spent upwards of $85 B equipping and training ANA for a better part of 20 years and got nothing in return. So how does this program going to produce better results in less time?
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    NATO kick-starts training Afghan Special Forces in Turkey

    Let's check they all go back to Afghanistan. My money is on, most escaping to Europe illegally for a better life.

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