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Iran, Pakistan agree to cooperate on marine industry: report
Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-16 21:00:59|Editor: huaxia


TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Iranian and Pakistani military commanders have agreed to cooperate in manufacturing military vessels and submarine maintenance, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.
In a visit to Pakistan Navy's shipyards in the port city of Karachi on Friday, Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, visiting Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, was briefed on the process of building warships, boats and submarines.
The military officials of the two neighbors agreed to work together on the construction and maintenance of ships and submarines, according to the report.
The two sides also agreed to share experiences in various naval fields to fight against drug trafficking and terrorism, as well as exchange students.
According to a similar report by the official IRNA news agency, the military officials of Iran and Pakistan also stressed for regional cooperation for ensuring the security in the region.
In the meantime, Baqeri drew upon the importance of maritime security at the common sea borders by conducting joint exercises.
Heading a high-ranking military delegation, Baqeri arrived in Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Wednesday for talks on promotion of ties. Enditem
 

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This is good. What can kind of "military vessels" are we talking about? Frigate? Corvette? Submarine? Missile boat? Fast attack craft?

Also why would Iran need bigger surface ships such as Frigates and Corvettes? Any aircraft carrier would be a sitting duck in the Persian gulf. Better focus on small missile boats like the Chinese type 022. Lots of them armed with anti ship missiles.
 

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This is good. What can kind of "military vessels" are we talking about? Frigate? Corvette? Submarine? Missile boat? Fast attack craft?

Also why would Iran need bigger surface ships such as Frigates and Corvettes? Any aircraft carrier would be a sitting duck in the Persian gulf. Better focus on small missile boats like the Chinese type 022. Lots of them armed with anti ship missiles.
ship building and coproduction for submarines, well we are looking for some insight for Chinese VLS systems
 

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This is good. What can kind of "military vessels" are we talking about? Frigate? Corvette? Submarine? Missile boat? Fast attack craft?

Also why would Iran need bigger surface ships such as Frigates and Corvettes? Any aircraft carrier would be a sitting duck in the Persian gulf. Better focus on small missile boats like the Chinese type 022. Lots of them armed with anti ship missiles.
It's not necessarily going to result in a jointly produced item, could also consist in sharing technical know how with each other on specific aspects of shipbuilding. Iran has extensive experience on (mass-)producing and even designing from scratch midget submarines, Pakistan is currently developing its own type, for example.

As for larger surface vessels Iran is now going to manufacture, this is a follow up step after acquiring practically all that is needed in terms of small attack craft for the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman. Iran already built dozens upon dozens of these, the Persian Gulf is now completely saturated. The larger vessels however (frigates, destroyers but no aircraft carriers are planned) aren't going to sit in the Persian Gulf, they're designed for missions much farther away.
 
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