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Hassan Imtiaz

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all the peacefull countries of europe produce fuel for war,s

they will sell you everything to kill each other,


yet they are all united it europe,.............lesson to be learned idiots.who are buying the arms,
They have learnt their lessons in a hard way. They became so sensible only after WWI & WWII.

Unfortunately given the state of affairs with india, there is a very little chance of peace.
 

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They have learnt their lessons in a hard way. They became so sensible only after WWI & WWII.

Unfortunately given the state of affairs with india, there is a very little chance of peace.

if india wasnt there our army would loose justification, for hoarding so much arm,s

we need india as much as india needs us,
both countries making there awaam chutia, ,
 

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Variants of the Aster-30 have the ABM capability, with the Indian's having SSBN's, not pushing to get this capability on the Jinnah class ships makes you wonder what exactly the higher ups are thinking sometimes.
If anyone in Pakistan has 'Bangladesh buying Typhoon'-level impudence, it's the Pakistan Navy. So, I'd bet, there's every chance that they'll try getting the Aster 30 onboard the Jinnah-class, at least the 4th ship. You don't get the CEO of MBDA Italy visiting you for small stuff.
 

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Italian Arms Exports to Pakistan Jump four-folds in 1 year
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Pakistan Navy Chief Admiral Abassi with Lt Gen Nicolo Falsaperna of Italy’s National Armaments Directorate in Islamabad


Italian defence exports to Pakistan have jumped from US $194.15 million in 2017 to $762 million in 2018, as per an Italian government’s “Report on the Authorized Transactions Carried for Export, Import and Transit Control of Armament Materials,” released last month.

With the increase in exports, Pakistan has become the second largest arms importer from Italy, next only to Qatar which stood at $2.1 billion.

A further increase could be on the cards as the President of the Italian Companies for Aerospace, Defence and Security (AIAD) Guido Crosetto and the CEO of MBDA Italy, Pasquale Di Bartolomeo called on Pakistan Navy Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, in Islamabad on October 17.

Pakistan has been seeking torpedoes and missiles for its ships and submarines and the visit could be seen in that context. According to a report by Quwa this October, Leonardo announced the sale of additional AW139 to Pakistan in April 2018.


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The Pakistan Army is also procuring refurbished M109L self-propelled howitzers from the Italian Army. Last December, India’s Economic Times reported that Islamabad bought 245 50mm SP Mike-10 guns from Italy, of which it had received 120.

Although the official document did not disclose military hardware procured by Pakistan, Italy’s order book did state that the country procured 12.7 mm caliber (plus lower and higher caliber) weapons and automatic weapons, ammunition, bombs, torpedoes, rockets, land vehicles, missiles, aircraft, simulation and training equipment, among others in 2018.

Reports in Pakistani media say that next big ticket purchase from Italy could be the M-346 lead-in fighter-trainer. An aircraft that can double up as an advanced jet trainer and a light fighter.

The most recent Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) report stated that the Directorate General of Defence Purchase (DGDP) ordered 10 “low-level radars” for $130 m. This could be a gap-filler radar meant for supplementing – and eventually replacing — the PAF’s Siemens Mobile Pulse Doppler Radars (MPDR). A Leonardo KRONOS LAND purchase could be a possibility, the Quwa report said.



M109L self-propelled howitzer
Leonardo has increased exposure to Pakistan ever since it was barred by the Indian MoD after the involvement of its subsidiary, AgustaWestland in the VVIP helicopter bribery scandal. A July 2019 report by the same Indian publication said that the Indian MoD extended suspension of business with Leonardo for another six months. The suspension means the Italian firm has been barred from business dealings with all departments and wings of the Indian MoD.
https://www.defenseworld.net/news/2...kistan_Jump_four_folds_in_1_year#.Xs0caERvaUk

245/18 Guns per regiment or 3 x6 gun batteries per regiment ~12/13 additional regiments mostly for South/ desert and semi desert central plains areas
 
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M109 L was a great purchase .. We paid around 40,000 Euros for each gun (which was being sold as EDA) which is very cheap and all those 122 came just in cost of 2-3 new howtizers
 

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it is really surprising to see Pakistan having good relations with a European country. so much so that they are willing to sell weapons to us. hope that our FO wakes up and tries to deepen/strengthen these ties.
 

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If anyone in Pakistan has 'Bangladesh buying Typhoon'-level impudence, it's the Pakistan Navy. So, I'd bet, there's every chance that they'll try getting the Aster 30 onboard the Jinnah-class, at least the 4th ship. You don't get the CEO of MBDA Italy visiting you for small stuff.
And, who knows, the Naval Helicopters too?
 

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