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First ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft delivered to Pakistan Navy

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  1. Gryphon

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    This delivery represents a major milestone for Rheinland Air Service as the prime contractor and Aerodata as the key project partner.

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    ATR-72 during flight test at Braunschweig Airport // Foto: ©Aerodata

    In the second quarter 2018, the first ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft has been delivered to the Pakistan Navy – after completing intensive ground and flight tests.

    Rheinland Air Service had signed the contract with the Pakistan Navy in 2015 to convert two ATR-72 aircraft already owned by the Pakistan Navy into Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Rheinland Air Service as the prime contractor performs the overall project management, acquisition of key components, all physical aircraft modification work and pilot training.

    Aerodata’s scope of work includes the delivery of its mission management system AeroMission®, all system integration activities, engineering tasks to convert the ATR-72 from the transport into a maritime patrol configuration, delivery of parts for the aircraft modification as well as customer training and support. Work on the project commenced in January 2016 after export approvals had been received from the Government authorities.

    Core of the Maritime Patrol Aircraft is Aerodata’s mission management system AeroMission®, which has been enhanced substantially for this project. AeroMission® is characterized by its scalable architecture. On board the ATR-72, the mission system is implemented on multiple work stations and two cockpit information displays.

    Sensors / subsystems on the ATR-72 aircraft include a 360° AESA search radar, electronic support measures (ESM), self-defense measures, Stores Management System, an acoustic processing system and an EO/IR sensor. A comprehensive communication suite enables secure voice and data communication with ground stations and other assets of the Pakistan Navy.

    All sensors and subsystems are fully integrated in AeroMission®, therefore all data are made available to the four operators and provide the required situational awareness for cabin and cockpit crew. Further – depending on the task assignment – operators can control the sensors through the AeroMission software.

    In the meantime, modification work on the second aircraft has commenced; delivery to the Pakistan Navy is scheduled for the first quarter 2019.

    First ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft delivered to Pakistan Navy | Niedersachen Aviation
     
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    torpedoos ?
     
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    ATR-72's are being configured for ASW. The modernization program includes:

    • Leonardo Seaspray 7300E X-band airborne surveillance radar
    • Aerodata AG mission system AeroMission
    • Star Safire III EO/IR system
    • Elettronica [U/I] ESM systems
    • Self protection equipment
    • ELINT equipment
    • Stores pylons, depth charges and torpedoes
    • High speed real time data links
     
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    but my question is what type of torpedoes.the one we using or some new we biy
     
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    Will it be at par with P8 Posideon?
     
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    Nope, its not in class of P-8, because its lighter MPA.
     
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    There is no mention of type. Probably Mk 46 will be used as PN has stocks available.
     
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    well we seen mark-54 MAKO loaded on them i was thinking we may order them but as there is no news of it them you are right sir hamary naseeb main wohi puraany mark45 hain
     
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    No. P8 is very long range aircraft in comparison and far more capable.
     
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    How does it compare to the P3C- Orions already in our inventory?
     
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    I am not an expert on anti submarine tech but I was going through systems on board P8 and all the systems were similer like aesa radar, EO/IR tracking, torpedoes, depth charges, high speed data links etc
     
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    No Magnetic Anomaly Detectors ??
     
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    Its never going to go head to head with P8i.
    Its going to search and destroy indian subs, can it find, track and destroy them? Yes!