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Pakistan Navy Invites Bids to Procure an ATR 72-500 Aircraft

khanasifm

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Basically pn fokker fleet consisted of 4/5 mpa and 2 for transport totaling 6/7 additionally when paf retired its Fokkers pn picked them up to use perhaps for spares

anyway if replacing one for one than expect 4/5 mpa and 2 for transport totaling 6/7 fleet

I think pia uses atr-42 vs pn atr-72 pia 72 are not operational
 

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Well 5 or 6 ATR plus 10 Sea Sultans really is a massive fleet, very big. Will equal size of Indian P-8 fleet, and it terms of size I think only China, US, Japan and Russia are bigger. It is a surprisingly large number for a coastline as small as Pakistan's, even if we have India to contend with.
 

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and ATR role is MPA ? are they replacing Orions P3Cs in long haul ?

Ideally Pakistan should get license production of medium class prop planes like Mashak it did.
 

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and ATR role is MPA ? are they replacing Orions P3Cs in long haul ?

Ideally Pakistan should get license production of medium class prop planes like Mashak it did.
Seal Sultan is replacing P-3C, ATR is replacing Fokker.

PN always had a high/low mix, in past it was Fokker/Atalntic, then Fokker/P-3C, in future ATR/Sea Sultan

PN taking MPA role very seriously
 

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Seal Sultan is replacing P-3C, ATR is replacing Fokker.

PN always had a high/low mix, in past it was Fokker/Atalntic, then Fokker/P-3C, in future ATR/Sea Sultan

PN taking MPA role very seriously
Both aircrafts in MPA configuration ? Where is the MPA suite and missiles coming from?
 

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Both aircrafts in MPA configuration ? Where is the MPA suite and missiles coming from?
Various, nothing confirmed, German company did the ATR conversion, think radar is a Saerchwater variant and it can carry torpedos but no missiles.

Sea Sultan avionics and missile fit not been made clear yet
 

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Ideally Pakistan should get license production of medium class prop planes like Mashak it did.
With the handful that we require, economies of scale will not allow it.


PS: Anyone know why the Navy is still using the old flag marking on the tail?
 
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