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4- Type 054 Frigates from China, Pakistan's next Goal

Discussion in 'Pakistan Navy' started by AZADPAKISTAN2009, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Areesh

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    I think you need to read the whole discussion and the posts above this post of yours. Please read what AM, Penguin and other guys are talking about.
     
  2. Penguin

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    Let's analyze this:

    ad a) Exactly which four frigates did PN get in 2005? The only major ships added in this decade are the 3 chinese newbuilt F22P and the ex-USN McInerney.

    ad b) There is a fourth F22P currently building already in Pakistan.

    ad c) So, where is the money coming from to pay for 4 additional domestically built modified F22P plus 4 Type 054(A) to be built by/in China, in addition to any acquisition of addditional OHP/FFG7 type ships and possibly Milgem?

    Come on, get real.
     
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  3. Penguin

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    Well, consider this:

    "Frigates In October 2007, Morocco confirmed that it had ordered a FREMM multirole frigate from French warship-builder DCNS, becoming the first export customer for the new 5,800-tonne vessel that France and Italy are building under a joint programme. The contract was finalised in April 2008. The vessel is laid down in the first half of 2010 with launch scheduled for 2011 and delivery and commissioning following in 2013. The contract value reflects the projected unit cost of a FREMM frigate at around EUR382 million, although the export package include ancillary equipment and other items is reported to be worth a total of EUR470 million (USD740 million). "
    Morocco (Morocco) - Jane's Naval Construction and Retrofit Markets

    Let's assume a Type 054A costs half what a FREMM costs. That amounts to a unit cost of EUR191 million and EUR235 million ($370 million) for a complete support, services and training package.

    Your $500 million would buy about 1 and 1/3 ship ...

    And there are other quotes for the Moroccan FREMM out that as high as EUR 500 million (about $710 million)!
    Morocco to Buy a French FREMM Frigate

    Which doesn't sound unreasonable, considering:

    "On February 6, 2008, Morocco signed a USD$1.2 billion contract with Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for two [2025 ton] SIGMA 9813 and one [2335 ton] SIGMA 10145 which are modified versions of the existing SIGMA Class design."
    Sigma class corvette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That amounts to about $400 per ship and these are considerably smaller and more lightly armed ships than FREMM.

    Now some estimates for Type 054A go as low as $238 million (1.58 billion yuan renminbi).
    Type 054A frigate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Even if this were the case, your $500 million would still buy just 2 and a bit (and no other frigates or corvettes whatsoever)
     
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    Traditionally, Russians employed large heavyweight torpedos (533mm) for ASW whereas Western navies used Lightweight ASW torpedoes (324mm). The RBU is a close-in backup to those heavies and usefull in shallow waters or - with a different rocket - as hard-kill anti-torpedo weapon (UDAV). Western navies have tended to employ a Nixie torpedo decoy instead. In contrast, PLAN uses lightweights for ASW in combination with bow mounted ASW rockets.

    Most torpedoes used by subs don't have long range and are used close in. Below some maximum ranges.

    Russia (max range at high speed)
    SAET-60: 14,200 yards (13,000 m) / 42 knots
    SAET-60M: about 16,400 yards (15,000 m) / 40 knots
    53-65: 18,000 metres (20,000 yd)
    53-65K: 19,000 metres (21,000 yd)
    53-65M: 22,000 metres (24,000 yd)
    Test-71:
    16,400 yards (15,000 m) / 40 knots
    27,300 yards (25,000 m) /35 knots
    Russia / USSR Post-World War II Torpedoes

    UK
    Spearfish:
    1981 version: About 23,000 yards (21,000 m) / 60+ knots
    1994 version: Range unknown / 80+ knots
    Tigerfish:
    23,000 yards (21,000 m) / 35 knots
    about 30,000 yards (27,400 m) / 24 knots
    British Torpedoes after World War II

    USA:
    Mk48
    38 km at 55 kt
    50 km at 40 kt
    USA Torpedoes since World War II

    Germany
    DM2
    A-3: 22,000 yards (20,000 m) / 35 knots (lower speed setting for increased range)
    A-4: 55,000 yards (~50,000 m) max range / 50 knots max speed (different speed/range settings)
    SST-3
    24,000 yards (22,000 m) / 35 knots
    56,000 yards (51,200 m) / 23 knots
    SST-4
    12,000 yards (11,000 m) / 35 knots
    22,000 yards (20,000 m) / 28 knots
    40,000 yards (37,000 m) / 23 knots
    SUT
    13,100 yards (12,000 m) / 35 knots
    30,600 yards (28,000 m) / 23 knots
    German Torpedoes Post World War II

    At long ranges, ship tend to use helicopters with lightweight ASW torpedoes anyway.
     
  5. IamINDIA

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    hmm.......i have to say the type 054 looks similar to the shivalik class frigates........i might be because they both are stealth ,but i dont kno ......
     
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    currently Type 054 Frigate is the most advanced frigate in chinese navy and costs over 1.5 billion us dollers means 4 x 1.5=6 billion. sorry dude not yet
     
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    lol they cost 1.5bil yuan not dollars.........which is very low for a stealth frigate:no:
     
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    Hi, the only way Pakistan can get these ships is via a long term soft loan (meaning low deferred interest) from China. No other country will provide Pakistan with this type of payment arrangement.

    Pakistan is in no shape to cough up $2B+ for ships and subs on its own, that is the sad truth. The country is pleading with the IMF for loans to pay its upcoming debt interest servicing, therefore such a large expenditure is not possible on its own. Take care.
     
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    $238 million (1.58 billion yuan renminbi).

    Still, on a $500 million budget fro frigates that means you can get only 2. Alternatively, a 4-ship class would set you back $952 million.
     
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    yes but the whole package along with missiles and all other will make it approx to 1.5 billion $ or more..... for the four ships.....
     
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    $500 mil, is it per year? if yes then the purchase might be possible if you distribute the cost over 4-5 years.
    But if is a total procurement budget of PN then it might not because there are others projects also in the pipeline like subs, milgem...
     
  12. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    Well since 2005 , we did recieve at least 20 billion dollars in aid , so I am sure that some of that will be used for proper funding of navy (please remember some of it is for forces)

    Also lets not forget that we will also get transit fee for gas for the gas pipeline :P from two pipelines (iran-pakistan gas pipeline) and (US sponsored Turkamanistan - Pakistan gas line)

    Not to mention that we also have a positive surplus now and then , yes in 2010 we took a massive hit due to floods but still our naval orders were placed before 2010 in 2009 or 2007 I think so these have already been placed


    I think we already paid for the 4 more more F22P with upgrading to
    F23P designations, and TyPE 054 will also arrive in block of 4 the question is will it be 2014 or 2016

    I would not be suprised if in 2011 I learn we are getting 4 completed ships from China just like that - I mean china's production capacity is just un matched
     
  13. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    Pak to deepen cooperation with Chinese Navy, buy bigger ships
    Beijing, Jul 23 - 2010 (PTI):

    Pakistan plans to deepen military cooperation with China as it seeks to buy bigger naval ships with more firepower in addition to several frigates it has already ordered from its ''all weather'' ally.


    Pakistan hopes to buy bigger ships with more firepower from China, such as 4,000 ton class frigates, Pakistan Naval Chief Admiral Noman Bashir said today.

    He said Pakistan Navy is very satisfied with the performance of the F-22P frigate it bought from China. Two of the four F-22P frigates it ordered are already in service in Pakistan Navy, with the third one scheduled to be commissioned on September 15 this year.

    It is also expected that all the four ships will be in service by 2013.

    "We are very happy with the performance, and some technology is as good as in Western countries," Bashir was quoted as saying by the state run China Daily today.
    Pakistan has proposed to develop strategic maritime cooperation with China in both military and commercial sects, such as in fishery, economic development zones, and cargo, he said.

    "The friendship between China and Pakistan is greater than the Himalayas and deeper than the Ocean. We already made progress in air force and other areas, now we should further and expand the cooperation in Navy, a broadly-based relation," he said
    He also said Pakistan’s strategic geographical location in the Arabian Sea and its long coastline could contribute to the missions of Chinese navy, particularly in the context of energy need from the Persian Gulf.

    Pakistan also has rich experiences in countering illegal activities at sea in order to maintain maritime security, four ships participated in anti-piracy operations, and there has been no act of maritime terrorism in its region in the recent past.

    "We can provide facilities, ports, logistics, maintenance among other things (to Chinese navy),” said a Pakistan Navy official.

    Pakistan hopes to buy more ships from China, UK and France according to its development plan, he said.


    ....

    k More Ships from China = 4 x F22P->F23P and the 4x 4,000 Ton frigate = Type 084B
    [​IMG]
    k More ships from England = 3 x Type 42 Batch destroyers from UK

    [​IMG]
    k More ships from US = 6 OHP class friagtes (on table)

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Aamir Hussain

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    Pal where are you coming up with this payment schedule or it is just AzadKhiyali???:):):)
     
  15. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    IMF gave us what 7 billion , and US gave us 3 billion then beefed up the aid by another 5 billion or so for civilian usage , that is close to 15 billion

    We also make 5 -8billion in remittance yearly - so its not impossible for us to purchase what we need -

    Plus we have a economy which generates $$ income yearly in billions

    We have enough funds to purchase

    3 destroyers, 5 Type 053B and also get the 6 OHP frigates
     
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