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Keel Laying of OPV-II

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  1. Gryphon

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    Keel Laying Ceremony of 2nd Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) being constructed for Pakistan Navy was conducted at M/s DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania. Capt Imtiaz Ali, CNO (Romania), management of M/s DAMEN Headquarters (Netherlands and Galati Shipyard (Romania) attended the ceremony.

    Contract for two state of the art, multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessels for Pakistan Navy, was signed between Ministry of Defence Production and M/s DAMEN, Netherlands. OPV will significantly enhance the combat capabilities and capacity for peace and military/ war time operations of Pakistan Navy.

    Induction of both OPVs will further augment the initiative of PN for independently conducting Regional Maritime Security Patrol of Indian Ocean Region for protection of national and international shipping against threats of Maritime terrorism, piracy, narcotics, arms smuggling and human trafficking etc.

    Offshore Patrol Vessels are very capable and potent platforms and will further add to the capability of Pakistan Navy. The installation of weapons and sensors on said platforms will significantly enhance the combat capabilities of Pakistan Navy.

    https://www.paknavy.gov.pk/NAVY_NEWS/English_navy_news.pdf



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    Damen OPV 1900
     
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  2. Starlord

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    @Gryphon @Rashid Mahmood which Weapons can and will be installed on these OPV's ?
     
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    these babies need some more weapons
     
  4. khanasifm

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    From this pic

    Looks like in red water cannons x 2

    A single 30-40 mm in the front

    50 cal x 2 in the back

    Loooks like Anti piracy, smuggling , recon etc role from pn and not pmsa

    Heli capability 10-13 ton may bring anti sub/surface ??


    Looks like same capabilities almost as pmsa Chinese 1500 ton mpv


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    Any chance it can get some anti ship missiles ? And a ciws ?
     
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    So why 2 different types for sane mission

    And why 2 for Navy and 2 for pmsa

    Any idea ?

    They both seems to have same capabilities
     
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    Pn and pmsa can answer it but considering DUe to cpec traffic increase pn and Pmsa add ring more to counter threats from piracy smuggling etc

    Not meant for opposing navy
    May be option to arm fully when needed like in specs for Chinese ship to add missile systems capacity already built in or power radar etc

    Ie asymmetric threat from smaller players and not opposing navy
     
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    CIWS costs a fortune

    Its not a cheap thing to have on a warship

    Even USN cuts back on them

    anyway good to see fast pace of construction

    1st keel laying was just 6 months ago
    2nd one is coming on fast

    overall good but steady progress

    4 x Type 054A
    4 x Milgem
    2 x OPV
    6 x cutters for PMSA 2 x 1,500 tons and 4 x 600 tons
    8 x SSK
    Turkish tanker
    4 x Azmat class
     
  9. Sulman Badshah

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    Cutters deal is dead
     
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    I wanted to know if this ship can carry anti ship missiles in war times along with some short range air defense system like CIWS or FL 3000N
     
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    Why?
     
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    No space for anti-ship missile launchers. CIWS / PDMS are possible.
     
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    America is not going to sell , we already have Chinese ones .
     
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  15. Sulman Badshah

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    They were only approved by US ... Later PN didn't order those cutter

    and US approvals works for time being only .. there are expiry of each and every approval ...

    Just like
    US approved 36 F16 B52 (but we ordered 18 of them)
     
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