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China to provide 4 new F-22P frigates to Pakistan

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    KARACHI: China Shipbuilding Trading Corporation (CSTC) will provide four new F-22P ships to Pakistan Navy this year, a senior naval official confirmed.

    The Chinese company has been involved in Pakistan since 1980s, and has also been working with Karachi Shipyard and Pakistan Navy.

    Pakistan has been importing the F-22P multi-purpose frigates from China for last three years. The product is exclusively manufactured and exported to Pakistan. The new frigates will be equipped ffor air surveillance, navigation, missile launch, and gun weapon system.

    The CSTC has been providing naval ships and onboard system to different countries.
     
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    Karachi Shipyard to build two more F-22P frigates for Pakistan Navy

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    Written by Guy Martin Sunday, 11 November 2012 21:24
    altKarachi Shipyard will produce two more F-22P frigates for the Pakistan Navy, bringing the total number to six. The yard is currently building a fast attack craft for the Navy, as well as a wide variety of other vessels and equipment.

    An authoritative source at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works told defenceWeb that the new order was in the pipeline while China Shipbuilding Trading Company confirmed that the purchase of the two additional vessels was under discussion.

    The first F-22P or Zulfiquar class multi-purpose frigate was commissioned in September 2009. The Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, China State Shipbuilding Company, the China Shipbuilding and Trading Company and Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) are all involved in the production of the vessels.

    The first three frigates were built in China at the Hudong-Zhonghau Shipyard, while the last vessel was built by Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works. This vessel is currently undergoing sea trials and is scheduled to be delivered in April next year.

    The class carry Harbin Z-9 helicopters and are armed with a 76 mm gun, 30 mm Type 730B close-in weapons systems, FM-90N surface-to-air missiles, C-802 surface-to-surface missiles, ET-52C torpedoes and RDC-32 anti-submarine rockets.

    The F-22P project resulted in a major modernisation of KSEW in terms of machines and infrastructure, with extensive upgrades taking place in 2008 and 2009. These upgrades included installing new gantry and lifting cranes as well as manufacturing equipment.

    KSEW has two main projects underway for the Pakistan Navy: the F-22P frigates and Azmat class fast attack craft (FAC). The 560 ton fast attack craft feature surface-to-surface missiles, are 60 metres long, have a range of 1 000 nautical miles and a top speed of 30 knots. The first, PNS Azmat, was built in China by Xingang Shipyard and entered Pakistan Navy service in June this year while the second FAC, PNS Dehshat, was launched in August at KSEW. The vessels are built in collaboration with China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation under a technology transfer agreement.

    KSEW in roughly a month’s time will cut steel on a training vessel for the Pakistan Navy, similar to the fast attack craft. The yard is building a pusher tug for the Pakistan Navy, which should be delivered by the end of next year. It is expecting an order from the Pakistan Navy for a 15-18 000 ton fleet tanker. China and Turkey are a couple of the bidders for this project, but the vessel itself will be built in Karachi.

    KSEW is also building more than half a dozen aluminium boats for the Pakistan Army.

    KSEW has three core business areas: building military and civil vessels, ship repair and heavy engineering. It builds vessels for all of Pakistan’s port authorities, and in 2011 delivered two barges, two pusher tugs and a dredge tender to Karachi’s Port Trust. Since inception in the 1950s the yard has built around 440 different vessels and is equipped to build vessels up to 26 000 tons (this limit is imposed by dock size), such as naval vessels, tugs, dredgers, hopper barges, ferries, trawlers and launches.

    Ship repair is a major part of KSEW’s activities and the company has so far repaired more than 5 000 domestic and international vessels. In order to enhance the capacity for shipbuilding and repair, KSEW is installing a ship lift and transfer system, which is due to be completed by 2013.

    KSEW has extensive general engineering capabilities and builds sugar plants, cranes, boilers and pressure vessels, cement plants, towers, drilling rigs and other heavy equipment.


    http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28473:karachi-shipyard-to-build-two-more-f-22p-frigates-for-pakistan-navy&catid=112:ideas-2012&Itemid=249
     
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    I thought the rest even the future orders were to be produced in Pakistan :what:

    CSTC to provide four naval ships to Pak Navy


    ONLINE - International News Network

    Good to see the PN is finally waking up ! :pakistan:
     
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    Pakistan has so much potential but lack of leadership has never allowed us to realize our true potential. We have a fairly long sea shore with many fishermen, sea sport enthusiastic people and need to clean and investigate our sea. PN and Karachi shipyard can work with private sector to create many jobs for both defense and civilian requirements of the country. Both local and foreign investors will invest money in Pakistan if a proper boat building industry is set up. May Allah bless us with the courage to make Pakistan a progressive nation, ameen.
     
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    Date. Source?
     
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    I thought F22p was a pure Pakistani product...
     
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    It is good news but in my opinion Pakistan Navy should had gone for new advance ships or new type frigates. It is very important for Pakistan navy to increase its ship fleet & I hope Navy is doing whatever they can to get new & advance technology for the navy.
     
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    nope its pure chinese product . funny thing when i visit PNS zulfiqar i notice made in italy and many EU countries things on it :P
     
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    plz change the title f23p

    recently from usman ansari

    But it was the Chinese that appeared to have secured the bulk of Pakistani orders in the first stages of IDEAS2012.

    China Shipbuilding Trading Corporation (CSTC) secured an order from the Pakistan navy for four warships. These are thought to be improved variants of the F-22P Zulfiquar class frigates, four of which have already been built for the navy, (three in China and one in Karachi).

    According to a spokesman for Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works, the Pakistan navy recommended a large number of modifications for the follow on batch of frigates, and these modifications have been accepted by the Chinese designers.

    A spokesman for CSTC was unable to say if the eight FM-90 SAMs (Crotale copy) would be replaced by a larger number of more capable missiles housed in a VLS however. The SAM armament of the current F-22P class frigates is a noted shortcoming of the design
     
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    well thats good finaly some progress in the pakistan navy department
     
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    whats difference between 23 or 22 p :azn:
     
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    So this means, rumors about clearing resources and making room at Karachi Shipyard for Nuclear Sub development were true.. :D
     
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    6 more F22P friagtes will do great wonder for prestige of Pakistan Navy
     
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    I think should take step forward now! n we should go for Type 054! :/ well any info about milgem corvetes ???from turkey?
     
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    This is good news but here's my question. Is Pakistan getting long range or medium range SAMS too with VLS? The previous frigates have area defense short range missiles (sort of French Cotrale's copy), which is an older but capable system. Yet, it's not enough to defend these war ships. Pakistan needs long range SAMS (ideal scenario). Something that can hit - reach out to 100 miles or so, at the launching range or Air to Sea missiles by jets. I don't think in today's world, a jet really has to come within 10 KM of the war ship. That was WWII.....