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Pakistan Navy commissions second Azmat-class Dehshat vessel

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  1. HAIDER

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    The Pakistan Navy has commissioned its second indigenously built Azmat-class fast-attack craft (FAC), PNS Dehshat, boosting the country's defence production potential.

    Built at the Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) under a transfer of technology (ToT) arrangement with China, work on the ship was jointly carried out by China Shipbuilding & Offshore Company (CSOC) Shipyard, Xingang Shipyard and naval authorities.

    "The 63m-long warship is integrated with the latest weapons and sensors, including surface-to-surface missiles."
    Naval Staff chief admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila said that the decision lays the foundations for long-term socioeconomic benefits for Pakistan.

    "To the fleet command, I may say that you are getting a ship well built and well tested, that you may deploy as per the aspirations of [the] Pakistan Navy and the nation," Sandila said.

    "The commissioning of Dehshat is the culmination of work for its builders and at the same time it is the beginning of work for its crew."

    Construction on Dehshat started in November 2011.

    The 63m-long warship is integrated with the latest weapons and sensors, including surface-to-surface missiles. It can be deployed for anti-air and search and rescue operations.

    Powered by four diesel engines, the Azmat-class FAC has a beam of 8.8m, displacement capacity of 560t and can cruise at a maximum speed of 30k.

    PNS Azmat, the first of the two Azmat-class FACs (missile), was commissioned in April 2012 at Xingang Shipyard in Tianjin, China.
    Pakistan Navy commissions second Azmat-class Dehshat vessel - Naval Technology
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    @Rashid Mahmood @fatman17 Has any new technology or system, been incorporated into PNS Dehshat, in comparison to PNS Azmat, or is it 100% identical?
     
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    Congratulations to PN.. I like this ship.. anyone know how many more we will induct?
     
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    Good news can't wait to see more pic's
     
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    Pakistan inducts second Azmat missile patrol craft

    Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - IHS Jane's Navy International
    12 June 2014


    The Pakistan Navy inducted a second Azmat-class missile patrol craft in Karachi on 12 June.

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    First-in-class PNS Azmat, sister ship of PNS Deshat, was comissioned in 2012. (Pakistan Navy)

    The 63 m vessel, christened PNS Dehshat , was built at Pakistan's Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works under a technology transfer agreement with China Shipbuilding & Offshore Company's Xingang Shipyard.

    Dehshat is the second of two vessels delivered under a government-to-government contract signed in 2010. First-of-class PNS Azmat was produced in Tianjin and commissioned by the Pakistan Navy in June 2012. Design for the vessels is based on the People's Liberation Army Navy's Houjian (Type 037/2)-class missile boat, incorporating stealth features in its superstructure.

    According to IHS Jane's Fighting Ships , the Azmat-class is armed with two quadruple launchers for eight C-802A surface-to-surface sea-skimming missiles, two twin 37 mm guns, and one Type 630 30 mm six-barrelled gun as a close-in weapon system.

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    Pakistan inducts second Azmat missile patrol craft - IHS Jane's 360
     
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    What a stupid name---is the navy losing common sense!!!!!
     
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    ^^^ more more confusing is why this craft is called Fast attack craft whose top speed is just 30 knot where very recently a Turkish firm have proposed a design top speed of 40 to 60 knot ? a frigate/ destroyer top speed is also quote as 30 knot :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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    So TOT is there so how many are we going to produce....

    This is future rather than using big slow frigates in small number we should go for these in mooter numbers...
     
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    what caliber is the weapon at front?- i guess its anti air?-
     
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    Now we have 2 of this class! and how much we gone to induct in future?
     
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    I think we are only going to have 2 of these, i dont know the extent of ToT. @fatman17 can confirm may be.

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    The two built in china, and other two built in Pakistan, is different in looks and specifications?
     
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    WTF!!!!!! Dehsat!!!

    You mean terrorizing someone!!!

    Cant PN come up with some good names?