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

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As I remember PN used 4 Fokker MPAs and used additional two for training/SSGN Para dropping.

Maybe they are doing the same thing with ATR?
Maybe or maybe they are going for one more ATR upgrade, what I meant that as of now the running project is 3rd ATR upgrade, I didn't deny the possibility of fourth. We will see how PN like to use this new ATR in near future.
 

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Yes, of course, and even with 5 in service we can probably only have 2 in the air at anytime, combined with 10 Sea Sultans (enabling say 3 in the air at anytime), that is still a hell of a lot of MPA for our area of responsibility, which is a good thing.

To give some perspective, Indian coast line is around 8 times larger yet they will only have 16 P-8s

Australia as we know is a massive island and will only have 16 P-8s.

This looks like we can swamp the Arabian Sea with sounboys... :yahoo:
India doesn’t have 16 P-8s.
 

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Only 2 ATR have been converted so far to the RAS-72. Serials 78 & 79.
Serial 77 is under modification right now at Mönchengladbach, and will be the third RAS-72.
Serial 76 is the 4th ATR in use now, but only as passenger/cargo. It has some observation bulb-windows on the back of the fuselage. But no radar, antennas or torpedo-rails have been added while at Mönchengladbach. It left Mönchengladbach in primer colors, so it has been painted elsewhere. Probably in Pakistan.
3 done and 4th in under process .and 5th one will be purchased as this tender .
No, 2 done and 3rd under process.
 

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Only 2 ATR have been converted so far to the RAS-72. Serials 78 & 79.
Serial 77 is under modification right now at Mönchengladbach, and will be the third RAS-72.
Serial 76 is the 4th ATR in use now, but only as passenger/cargo. It has some observation bulb-windows on the back of the fuselage. But no radar, antennas or torpedo-rails have been added while at Mönchengladbach. It left Mönchengladbach in primer colors, so it has been painted elsewhere. Probably in Pakistan.

No, 2 done and 3rd under process.
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The 77 before conversion
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the 79 after conversion.
Unfortunately I don’t have photos of the 76 (as it looked civilian at the time) and the 78 (it arrived while I wasn’t there)
What is sea sultan??
The new Lineage 1000 procured by Pakistan as Long Range MPA
 

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That meeting between CjCSC and Italian Defense Minister where CJCSC was convincing that Pakistan and can handle some medium to to high end technology & Leonardo has a fair share of ATR-72 in it whom just happened to have an Office in Pakistan. I wonder if the discussion was something from that perspective?
 

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