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Keel Laying Ceremony of 1500 Tons MPV at KSEW

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  1. Cornered Tiger

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    Keel Laying Ceremony of 1500 Tons Maritime Patrol Vessel (MPV) being built for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd (KS&EW) on 27 Jan 2017. Federal Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

    1500 Tons MPV is a state of the art, multi mission vessel with steel hull and aluminium super structure. This MPV will be primarily used for maritime security, patrolling and policing operations. It will have the total length of 95 meters.

    On the occasion, the Chief Guest congratulated KS&EW and M/s China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) on achieving this important milestone one month ahead of the construction schedule, and said that it is yet another land mark project that speaks volumes of the evergreen friendship between China and Pakistan. He further said that with the developments of strategic project of CPEC, responsibilities of PN and PMSA have increased manifolds in order to protect maritime interest of Pakistan. While appreciating the sound planning of the management, he said that KS&EW has become a role model for other public sector industries, which is continuously making profit for last 10 years.

    Earlier, MD KS&EW, R/Adm Syed Hasan Nasir Shah HI(M) in his address said that construction of 1500 Tons Maritime Patrol Vessel at Karachi Shipyard is part of contract between Ministry of Defence Production and M/s CSTC, for construction of 6 MPVs for PMSA. He said that these Maritime Patrol Vessels will act as a force multiplier for PMSA in safeguarding maritime frontiers of Pakistan together with Pakistan Navy. He added that all other ongoing projects at KS&EW, including 600 Tons MPV for PMSA, 32 Tons Bollard Pull Tugs, FAC(M)-4 and Multi-Purpose Barge are progressing satisfactorily. He also said that KS&EW is committed to deliver high quality platforms and services to the utmost satisfaction of the end users.

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    Which class? Any specs?
     
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    Class is unknown. MPV is 95 m long and has a maximum breath of 11 m. Propelled by two engines, the vessel has a top speed of 26 Knots. A main gun same as of the 600 Tons MPV. A Helicopter Deck without a Hanger. Two inflatable Boats. Rest is unknown or Might be same as on 600 Tons MPV.
     
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    1500 Tons means it comes with anti ship missile Launching capability and some heavy Guns on it ..
     
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    While it is possible to have provisions for missiles on a 1500 ton ship, the PMSA contract pdf makes mention of 30 mm cannon only.
     
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    I am just assuming based on last 2 patrol ships which is 600 Ton and have probably the same 30mm gun on it, but this is different class and much more in displacement ..pretty close to a FAC , so my assumption is for it to have at least 2x2 missile launchers .
     
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    There are many OPVs for maritime patrol >2000-3000 tonne displacement but lightly armed.
    Though they can be fitted with missiles as add-ons for war time emergency.

    Eg: US CG cutters can carry harpoon but are presently not fired with such.

    Indian Navy OPVs like Saryu and Sukanya can carry missiles for wartime needs but in peacetime are armed with only 30mm & 76mm guns.

    Anyway here's the PDF
    http://de.bima.eu/documents/annex_b.pdf
     
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    I am sure it will lightly armed , but again lets see what comes out of it.
     
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    it will be type 056 i guess (unarmed variant) ... might be armed with 30mm cannons
     
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    can we get the picture without the front posters
     
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    Congrats on start of coast guard ships (likely won't carry more then a light machine gun)
     
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    Its probably going to have 30mm chain gun and 4 12.7mm (.50cal) heavy machine guns) all 5 opv can carry helicopters, but they should also be fitted with uav helicopters like the small saker h300. These can be armed with ATGM missiles to search amd strike over horizon.
     
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    Maritime Patrol Vessels
    KS&EW is indigenously constructing two Maritime Patrol Vessels (MPVs) for PMSA of 600 and 1500 tons displacement. First steel of both vessels has been cut, while keel of 600 tons MPV has been laid. The 600 tons MPV is scheduled to be delivered by April 2018 while the 1500 tons MPV will be completed by February 2019.

    These MPVs will have the capability to operate independently or as part of a composite force in coastal and deep sea areas. MPVs will be utilized for different roles including Maritime SecurityOperations, Patrolling and Policing Operations against Asymmetric Threats, Surveillance of EEZ, Pollution Control, Disaster Relief and Intelligence gathering.

    600 Tons MPV is 68 m long and has a maximum breath of 8.7 m. Propelled by four engines, the vessel has a top speed of 27 Knots while 1500 Tons MPV is 95 m long and has a maximum breath of 11 m. Propelled by two engines, the vessel has a top speed of 26 Knots.

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    so simple guns and a heli will be on the ships
     
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    Looks like it ..........
     
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