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Induction ceremony of state-of-the-art Maritime Patrol Aircrafts (MPA) and tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Pakistan Navy Fleet was held at Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

The Chief Guest further added that induction of LUNA NG Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Fleet Air Arm will further augment Pakistan Navy’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in maritime domain especially in Creeks areas and along the Coastal belt. The Admiral urged the crew of newly inducted ATRs & Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to make optimum utilization of these platforms in order to contribute effectively towards combat potential of Pakistan Navy Fleet.







Clearly two different a/c inducted or is it just for the photo op..
 

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Pakistan Navy flotilla comprising Pakistan Navy Ships RAHNAWARD, GWADAR and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) Ship DASHT visited Muscat, Oman as part of Overseas Deployment.
 

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Pakistan Navy tests Zarb coastal defence system

Gabriel Dominguez, London - Jane's Defence Weekly

07 November 2019


An image released by the PN in April 2018 showing the Zarb ASCM being test-launched from a TEL vehicle during exercise ‘Sealion III’. Source: Pakistan Navy

The Pakistan Navy (PN) announced on 5 November that it conducted a test-firing of its Zarb land-based anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) system (also known as the Zarb Weapon System) during a training exercise.

"The [Zarb] missile successfully followed its pre-planned trajectory and accurately engaged the target at sea," the PN said in a statement on its Facebook page, adding that Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, was among those who witnessed the exercise.

No images or additional details of the test-firing were provided, but Adm Abbasi was quoted as saying that the "operationalisation of the Zarb Weapon System is depictive of Pakistan's strong resolve and high level of preparedness", adding that the PN "is fully capable of thwarting any aggression with an iron fist".

The announcement comes after the PN released in April 2018 one of the first images of the Zarb ASCM system being test-launched. In that month's issue of its Navy Newsmagazine, the PN published a photograph of the Zarb ASCM being fired from an 8×8 transport-erector-launcher (TEL) vehicle at the Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara, Balochistan Province, as part of the recently conducted naval exercise 'Sealion III'.

At the time the PN said that the missile, which was fired by the PN's Naval Missile Regiment under the Naval Strategic Force Command, successfully hit its intended target.

Other than the colour scheme, the missile shown in the images appears to be a Chinese C-602, which is the export variant of the domestic YJ-62. The C-602 is a medium-range anti-ship/land-attack missile, which has a stated maximum range of 280 km and is armed with a 300 kg high-explosive semi-armour-piercing (SAP) warhead.


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Opening Ceremony of sixth bilateral exercise Sea Guardians-2020 between Pakistan Navy and PLA (Navy), was held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard, Karachi. Deputy Commander of Southern Theatre Command PLA, Vice Admiral Dong Jun graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Commander Pakistan Fleet, Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq was also present at the occasion.







 

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Pakistan Navy inducts LUNA NG UAVs and second ATR-72 MPA

Gabriel Dominguez, London - Jane's Defence Weekly

06 January 2020


The PN inducted several aerial platforms on 4 January, including an ATR-72 MPA, an ATR-72 in “cargo/para-drop” configuration, and at least two LUNA NG UAVs. Source: Pakistan Navy

The Pakistan Navy (PN) inducted several aerial platforms on 4 January in a ceremony held at Naval Air Station PNS Mehran in Karachi that was also attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.

Among the new platforms is the second of two ATR-72 twin-engine turboprops converted into maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) by Germany-based company Rheinland Air Service (RAS) under a contract signed in 2015.

The aircraft, the type of which is known as the RAS 72 Sea Eagle, was handed over to the PN after being introduced to the general public at the Paris Air Show 2019, which was held from 17 to 23 June 2019. The PN's first MPA of the type entered service in December 2018, also at PNS Mehran.

The PN also inducted another ATR-72 aircraft in a "cargo/para-drop role" that is expected to "provide added flexibility to special forces' operations", according to a statement issued by the service.

Also commissioned on 4 January were at least two LUNA NG reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from German manufacturer EMT, with Adm Abbasi being quoted as saying that these UAVs will further augment the service's "intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities in the maritime domain, especially in creeks areas and along the coastal belt".

Meanwhile, the admiral also stated that that the PN's plans include the acquisition of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) to support maritime operations. However, no further details were provided in this regard.

The RAS 72 Sea Eagle is equipped with a long-range, active electronically scanned array (AESA) multimode radar, as well as electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensors to deliver aerial, maritime, and ground surveillance, according to RAS.


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A joint media briefing session on Exercise Sea Guardian 2020 was held at Karachi. Reps of PN & PLA (N) briefed the details of the Exercise e.g. advance level joint drills, Naval maneuvers, Ops seminars etc to the journalists. https://t.co/7kzfrZEVKY
 

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Pakistan Navy is currently hosting 6th bilateral exercise ‘Sea Guardians-2020’ being conducted between Pakistan and PLA Navies in which Chinese Flotilla comprising naval platforms/ assets along with PLA (Navy) Marines Corps Detachment is participating. On the 4th day of ongoing exercise, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited PLA (Navy) Flag Ship YINCHUAN.








 

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China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

A Chinese shipbuilding company cut steel for the third and fourth Type 054A frigates on order for the Pakistan Navy.

Franz-Stefan Gady
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November 04, 2019

China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

Credit: Director General Public Relations – Navy

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding held a steel cutting ceremony for the Pakistan Navy’s third and fourth Type 054A/P multi-role frigates on November 1, according to the service’s director general for public relations.

“Chief Naval Overseer (CNO) China, Commodore Azfar Humayun of Pakistan Navy and President China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) jointly performed the steel cutting of the frigates,” said a statement by the director general for public relations posted on social media on November 1.

The Type 054A/P is an improved export version of the Type 054 frigate that is in service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Once deployed, the two new warships will be some of the most technologically advanced surface combatants of the Pakistan Navy.

The service has ordered a total of four new frigates from China. A contract for the third and fourth Type 054A/P multirole frigates was signed in June 2018 at the Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi.

“With the conclusion of this contract, Pakistan Navy will have a total of four Type 054A ships in its fleet by 2021,” the service said in an announcement at the time. “The induction of these ships will substantially enhance Pakistan Navy’s war fighting capabilities while effectively contributing towards maritime security operations in the region.”

A previous contract for the first and second Type 054A/P frigate was signed in 2017.

Type 054A/P guided-missile frigates are multipurpose surface combatants capable of conducting a wide range of missions including anti-surface and anti-air warfare. In January 2018, I described the technical characteristics and armament of the 4,000-ton warships:

The stealth frigate is armed with HQ-16 medium range air defense missiles and boosts a 32-cell vertical launching system (VLS) in the forward section, capable of firing anti-ship and air defense missiles as well as anti-submarine torpedoes.

Its air defense systems allows the warship to engage aerial targets at a distance of up to 40 kilometers. Additionally, I noted:

It also features a Russian-made AK-630 fully automatic naval close in weapon system and a Chinese variant of the AK-176 76-millimeter naval gun.

(…) In addition, the ship is equipped with a Type 382 phased-array radar system and Type 344 and Type 345 multifunctional fire control radar systems, capable of over the horizon targeting.

Type 054A frigates also feature a hangar capable of accommodation Kamov K-27 and Harbin Z-9 helicopters or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). (…)

The Type 054A is powered by four SEMT Pielstick engines and can achieve top speeds of 27 knots. “The ship has a standard range of about 3,800 nautical miles – 7,037 kilometers – at a speed of 18 knots, and a maximum un-refueled radius is 12,000 kilometers or 8,000 miles,” I explained.

According to a cost estimate published in The Diplomat, the price for each Type 054A/P guided-missile frigate is around $348 million.
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4 X 348 = $1.4B, one of the largest deals for the PN in recent memory.
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China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

A Chinese shipbuilding company cut steel for the third and fourth Type 054A frigates on order for the Pakistan Navy.

Franz-Stefan Gady
By Franz-Stefan Gady
November 04, 2019

China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

Credit: Director General Public Relations – Navy

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding held a steel cutting ceremony for the Pakistan Navy’s third and fourth Type 054A/P multi-role frigates on November 1, according to the service’s director general for public relations.

“Chief Naval Overseer (CNO) China, Commodore Azfar Humayun of Pakistan Navy and President China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) jointly performed the steel cutting of the frigates,” said a statement by the director general for public relations posted on social media on November 1.

The Type 054A/P is an improved export version of the Type 054 frigate that is in service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Once deployed, the two new warships will be some of the most technologically advanced surface combatants of the Pakistan Navy.

The service has ordered a total of four new frigates from China. A contract for the third and fourth Type 054A/P multirole frigates was signed in June 2018 at the Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi.

“With the conclusion of this contract, Pakistan Navy will have a total of four Type 054A ships in its fleet by 2021,” the service said in an announcement at the time. “The induction of these ships will substantially enhance Pakistan Navy’s war fighting capabilities while effectively contributing towards maritime security operations in the region.”

A previous contract for the first and second Type 054A/P frigate was signed in 2017.

Type 054A/P guided-missile frigates are multipurpose surface combatants capable of conducting a wide range of missions including anti-surface and anti-air warfare. In January 2018, I described the technical characteristics and armament of the 4,000-ton warships:

The stealth frigate is armed with HQ-16 medium range air defense missiles and boosts a 32-cell vertical launching system (VLS) in the forward section, capable of firing anti-ship and air defense missiles as well as anti-submarine torpedoes.

Its air defense systems allows the warship to engage aerial targets at a distance of up to 40 kilometers. Additionally, I noted:

It also features a Russian-made AK-630 fully automatic naval close in weapon system and a Chinese variant of the AK-176 76-millimeter naval gun.

(…) In addition, the ship is equipped with a Type 382 phased-array radar system and Type 344 and Type 345 multifunctional fire control radar systems, capable of over the horizon targeting.

Type 054A frigates also feature a hangar capable of accommodation Kamov K-27 and Harbin Z-9 helicopters or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). (…)

The Type 054A is powered by four SEMT Pielstick engines and can achieve top speeds of 27 knots. “The ship has a standard range of about 3,800 nautical miles – 7,037 kilometers – at a speed of 18 knots, and a maximum un-refueled radius is 12,000 kilometers or 8,000 miles,” I explained.

According to a cost estimate published in The Diplomat, the price for each Type 054A/P guided-missile frigate is around $348 million.
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China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

A Chinese shipbuilding company cut steel for the third and fourth Type 054A frigates on order for the Pakistan Navy.

Franz-Stefan Gady
By Franz-Stefan Gady
November 04, 2019

China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

Credit: Director General Public Relations – Navy

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding held a steel cutting ceremony for the Pakistan Navy’s third and fourth Type 054A/P multi-role frigates on November 1, according to the service’s director general for public relations.

“Chief Naval Overseer (CNO) China, Commodore Azfar Humayun of Pakistan Navy and President China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) jointly performed the steel cutting of the frigates,” said a statement by the director general for public relations posted on social media on November 1.

The Type 054A/P is an improved export version of the Type 054 frigate that is in service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Once deployed, the two new warships will be some of the most technologically advanced surface combatants of the Pakistan Navy.

The service has ordered a total of four new frigates from China. A contract for the third and fourth Type 054A/P multirole frigates was signed in June 2018 at the Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi.

“With the conclusion of this contract, Pakistan Navy will have a total of four Type 054A ships in its fleet by 2021,” the service said in an announcement at the time. “The induction of these ships will substantially enhance Pakistan Navy’s war fighting capabilities while effectively contributing towards maritime security operations in the region.”

A previous contract for the first and second Type 054A/P frigate was signed in 2017.

Type 054A/P guided-missile frigates are multipurpose surface combatants capable of conducting a wide range of missions including anti-surface and anti-air warfare. In January 2018, I described the technical characteristics and armament of the 4,000-ton warships:

The stealth frigate is armed with HQ-16 medium range air defense missiles and boosts a 32-cell vertical launching system (VLS) in the forward section, capable of firing anti-ship and air defense missiles as well as anti-submarine torpedoes.

Its air defense systems allows the warship to engage aerial targets at a distance of up to 40 kilometers. Additionally, I noted:

It also features a Russian-made AK-630 fully automatic naval close in weapon system and a Chinese variant of the AK-176 76-millimeter naval gun.

(…) In addition, the ship is equipped with a Type 382 phased-array radar system and Type 344 and Type 345 multifunctional fire control radar systems, capable of over the horizon targeting.

Type 054A frigates also feature a hangar capable of accommodation Kamov K-27 and Harbin Z-9 helicopters or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). (…)

The Type 054A is powered by four SEMT Pielstick engines and can achieve top speeds of 27 knots. “The ship has a standard range of about 3,800 nautical miles – 7,037 kilometers – at a speed of 18 knots, and a maximum un-refueled radius is 12,000 kilometers or 8,000 miles,” I explained.

According to a cost estimate published in The Diplomat, the price for each Type 054A/P guided-missile frigate is around $348 million.
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I was under the impression that the PN versions may use the SRC2410C radar instead of the Type 382. I am not sure what the specs lf that radar are or why they would change it from the type 382. Can anyone shed more light on this @Bilal Khan (Quwa). Would have loved to have had PENGUIN here to shed light on this...
 

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China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

A Chinese shipbuilding company cut steel for the third and fourth Type 054A frigates on order for the Pakistan Navy.

Franz-Stefan Gady
By Franz-Stefan Gady
November 04, 2019

China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

Credit: Director General Public Relations – Navy

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding held a steel cutting ceremony for the Pakistan Navy’s third and fourth Type 054A/P multi-role frigates on November 1, according to the service’s director general for public relations.

“Chief Naval Overseer (CNO) China, Commodore Azfar Humayun of Pakistan Navy and President China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) jointly performed the steel cutting of the frigates,” said a statement by the director general for public relations posted on social media on November 1.

The Type 054A/P is an improved export version of the Type 054 frigate that is in service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Once deployed, the two new warships will be some of the most technologically advanced surface combatants of the Pakistan Navy.

The service has ordered a total of four new frigates from China. A contract for the third and fourth Type 054A/P multirole frigates was signed in June 2018 at the Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi.

“With the conclusion of this contract, Pakistan Navy will have a total of four Type 054A ships in its fleet by 2021,” the service said in an announcement at the time. “The induction of these ships will substantially enhance Pakistan Navy’s war fighting capabilities while effectively contributing towards maritime security operations in the region.”

A previous contract for the first and second Type 054A/P frigate was signed in 2017.

Type 054A/P guided-missile frigates are multipurpose surface combatants capable of conducting a wide range of missions including anti-surface and anti-air warfare. In January 2018, I described the technical characteristics and armament of the 4,000-ton warships:

The stealth frigate is armed with HQ-16 medium range air defense missiles and boosts a 32-cell vertical launching system (VLS) in the forward section, capable of firing anti-ship and air defense missiles as well as anti-submarine torpedoes.

Its air defense systems allows the warship to engage aerial targets at a distance of up to 40 kilometers. Additionally, I noted:

It also features a Russian-made AK-630 fully automatic naval close in weapon system and a Chinese variant of the AK-176 76-millimeter naval gun.

(…) In addition, the ship is equipped with a Type 382 phased-array radar system and Type 344 and Type 345 multifunctional fire control radar systems, capable of over the horizon targeting.

Type 054A frigates also feature a hangar capable of accommodation Kamov K-27 and Harbin Z-9 helicopters or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). (…)

The Type 054A is powered by four SEMT Pielstick engines and can achieve top speeds of 27 knots. “The ship has a standard range of about 3,800 nautical miles – 7,037 kilometers – at a speed of 18 knots, and a maximum un-refueled radius is 12,000 kilometers or 8,000 miles,” I explained.

According to a cost estimate published in The Diplomat, the price for each Type 054A/P guided-missile frigate is around $348 million.
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40 km is an issue ..unless ofcourse its quad pack which it isnt
either PN needs to boast the range by using the newer version which has 70km range or use quad packs
 

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40 km is an issue ..unless ofcourse its quad pack which it isnt
either PN needs to boast the range by using the newer version which has 70km range or use quad packs
My hope is that they get the HQ-16b but also that they get CAMM-ER for MILGEM and in a few years mlu the Type 054A with European radars and CAMM-ER. That is, unless they can get a quad packed missile from China maybe based on DK-10. This could open cells up to a longer ranged SAM like Hq-9 if it fits.
 

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