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Pakistan Navy's ATR 72-500 (Serial Number 77) modified in #
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Nice conversion Sultan is looking great

The ATR platform while it is great, we have them these ATR planes have very bad track record
It is best the equipment inside is moved into new platform which have 2 Engines each side of wing like the Orion

The ATR should have been retired after its track history was revealed

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Nice conversion Sultan is looking great

The ATR platform while it is great, we have them these ATR planes have very bad track record
It is best the equipment inside is moved into new platform which have 2 Engines each side of wing like the Orion

The ATR should have been retired after its track history was revealed

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Nothing wrong with the atr, all accidents/ crash have been down to human error.... engineers n pilots both at fault
 

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Nice conversion Sultan is looking great

The ATR platform while it is great, we have them these ATR planes have very bad track record
It is best the equipment inside is moved into new platform which have 2 Engines each side of wing like the Orion

The ATR should have been retired after its track history was revealed

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only the paint has been changed it hasn't been converted yet.
please don't let a couple of freak accidents skew your perceptions regarding the ATR; it is very a stable and a very efficient platform.

China has a alternative platform to Orions , appears to be ideal choice then ATR platform
ATRs aren't analogous to the Orions, they are mere patrol aircraft; Orion is a dedicated anti surface/anti submmarine platform in addition to being much larger than the Sea Eagle. The Sea Sultan is what we are going to replace the orions with.
Plus if PN wanted to the take the chinese route WRT its MPA we would've have seen the Sea Sultan. :)
 

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According to the source, the Pakistan Navy criticizes Chinese-made helicopters for maintenance issues. It reports on the faulty processing in the logistics of spare parts for the helicopters that the country imported from China.
 

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According to the source, the Pakistan Navy criticizes Chinese-made helicopters for maintenance issues. It reports on the faulty processing in the logistics of spare parts for the helicopters that the country imported from China.
This is a lie being propagated by our neighbors.
A couple of days ago they were citing similar 'issues' with our F22Ps
 

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But the truth is that the f 22 has left a lot to be desired....having said that at their time of induction it was a massive boast n leap in capability for our surface fleet.
But still it can brought to par with an mlu
 

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But the truth is that the f 22 has left a lot to be desired....having said that at their time of induction it was a massive boast n leap in capability for our surface fleet.
But still it can brought to par with an mlu
We quickly forget that before the F-22P, PN had janky old Type-21s who were sooo past their prime they were essentially sitting ducks in aby conflict with other navys. So the F-22P while not perfect was (as you said) a huge step up for PN.

The major flaw for the F-22P with respect to the design and time of delivery was that no thought was given to the upgradability of the vessel (given it was bought to plug wide holes on the cheap). I still think it has enough space for a 12-16 cell vls for Albatross NG (the current platform under FM-90 would need removed and probably the vls may need to sit partially above the deck similar to the VLS in Sa'ar 5 or type 23 frigates, but i thinknit would be doable. If too expensive, replacing FM90 with 24 cell FL-3000N is reasonable. Upgrading the radars Smart S mk ii and the CMS with Genesis Advent would also help. Then replace C-802 with 6 CM-302
 

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