Most AshM these days have a range of 150-200, some even 300 km. So, that 100 miles is not going to do you much good in as far as even that won't allow you to 'reach out and touch' the launch platforms (aircraft). But, you might have some more time to deal with incoming missilesThis 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.....
http://www.defensenews.com/article/...le-sales-Pakistani-arms-fair?odyssey=nav|headit 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.
Just like the IN ships are purely Indian, you mean?
I have been reading millions of posts that indian navy has built ships of different kind and now you say they are 100% indian made tell me how much do you know ? with the israeli avionics , russian weapons tell me How much of 100% it is ? Bergen companies licensed engine assembled ? than bell radar is thales licensed produced. Israeli Elbit Counter measures suite. Just like Indians we have made F22p , Saying that chinese engineers came here to help so did russians come to india to help them. Wow That is indeed 100% ...
Take a deep breath, hold for 10 seconds, exhale.... there, feel better?I have been reading millions of posts that indian navy has built ships of different kind and now you say they are 100% indian made tell me how much do you know ? with the israeli avionics , russian weapons tell me How much of 100% it is ? Bergen companies licensed engine assembled ? than bell radar is thales licensed produced. Israeli Elbit Counter measures suite. Just like Indians we have made F22p , Saying that chinese engineers came here to help so did russians come to india to help them. Wow That is indeed 100% ...
Where ever they are made doesn't matter what matter is that we are getting them and getting them soon and we should get more frigates of different kind may be from Turkey or other countries if we can get yes we have economy issues but our enemy is growing to fast we need to have far bigger Navy than what we already havenope its pure chinese product . funny thing when i visit PNS zulfiqar i notice made in italy and many EU countries things on it
But soon we will have to retire our 6 Frigates which we are using those which we got from Britian so we need at least 6 more Frigates we should have at least 24 but because of economic issues at least and at least we need to have 16 Frigates and 8 Submarines with some Missile BoatsWhat would be the delivery date for these new 4-6 Frigates from China 1 years or 2 years
If its 1 year turn around 2013 we might have a fleet of 10 brand new F22P frigates in our inventory not to shabby at all , and just few years back we were strugling to get new boats
Good things happen to honest good countries like Pakistan , because the are patient and well manered
I could be wrong , But I think he mocked pakistani's by saying one of pakistani fanatic that indians make 100% do pakistani's make it ... If he didn't mean't than he needs to check his Grammar..