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Apparently 10 are being aquired which will be overhauled and some might be scrapped.
Sir Fatman reported a year or so a ago that a lot of Sea kings(Probably from UK) were for Sale at 2 million a pop. THIS DOES NOT LOOK LIKE SUCH A BAD INVESTMENT IF IT FULFILLS our requirements for 10 years. Gives us time to organize a replacement
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Sir Fatman reported a year or so a ago that a lot of Sea kings(Probably from UK) were for Sale at 2 million a pop. THIS DOES NOT LOOK LIKE SUCH A BAD INVESTMENT IF IT FULFILLS our requirements for 10 years. Gives us time to organize a replacement
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Great deal, PN knows Sea King like back of it's hand. We have plenty of pilots and engineers on it (many probably working for Qataris!), the Utility version gives us the option of now raising a small squadron for the Marines/SSGN to act as assault transports in addition to the ASW/AShW unit we aleady have.
 

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Everyone's using the Pak Navy forum to wish for an aircraft carrier. Get with the program.
What Pakistan Navy will eventually safeguard the EEZ with, is something that will surprise even folks in here. Keep the ears and eyes peeled at updates until 2024-2027 time period. But I like the fact that even the most ambitious takes do not mention what is happening right now. The eventual target for these updates is to negate Northern IOR to IN. And to secure the Djibouti-Gwadar and Gwadar-Mombasa corridors.

None of it involves heavy-duty air crafts, they are not needed!
 
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What Pakistan Navy will eventually safeguard the EEZ with, is something that will surprise even folks in here. Keep the ears and eyes peeled at updates until 2024-2027 time period. But I like the fact that even the most ambitious takes do not mention what is happening right now. The eventual target for these updates is to negate Northern IOR to IN. And to secure the Djibouti-Gwadar and Gwadar-Mombasa corridors.

None of it involves heavy-duty air crafts, they are not needed!
So what this man's saying is, expect an aircraft carrier with light/medium-weight aircraft :P
 

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PN had gotten 8 Brooke & Garcia class FFGs from US on lease in late 80s. PN spent a lot of money upgrading those with Standard SM1 SAMs, Phalanx CIWS, Harpoons and ASROCs. The agreement was these would be transferred to Pakistan eventually. However US cancelled the lease in 94 due to Pressler amendment sanctions and demanded the assets to be returned. PN took off all the equipment it had installed. The CIWS, Harpoons were then installed on Type21 bought from UK later on.
The Standard SM1s I beleive are still sitting somewhere in storage in KHI docks.
 

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PN had gotten 8 Brooke & Garcia class FFGs from US on lease in late 80s. PN spent a lot of money upgrading those with Standard SM1 SAMs, Phalanx CIWS, Harpoons and ASROCs. The agreement was these would be transferred to Pakistan eventually. However US cancelled the lease in 94 due to Pressler amendment sanctions and demanded the assets to be returned. PN took off all the equipment it had installed. The CIWS, Harpoons were then installed on Type21 bought from UK later on.
The Standard SM1s I beleive are still sitting somewhere in storage in KHI docks.
So we did buy the sm1. Nice

Thanks for the history lesson

Unfortunate we didn't get the sm1 but that's the US for you. Cough cough Ah1z and f16s cough cough
 

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So we did buy the sm1. Nice

Thanks for the history lesson

Unfortunate we didn't get the sm1 but that's the US for you. Cough cough Ah1z and f16s cough cough
No we had the SAMS as well. But they could not be installed on any other platform afterwards. So kept in storage.
 

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