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Pakistan Navy receives second ATR-72 MPA

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  1. Zarvan

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    The Pakistan Navy received in late June the second of two ATR-72 twin-engine turboprops converted into MPAs (seen here). Source: Rheinland Air Service

    The Pakistan Navy (PN) has received the second of two ATR-72 twin-engine turboprops converted into maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) under a contract signed in 2015.

    In a 10 July press release Germany-based company Rheinland Air Service (RAS) said that it handed over the second example of the type, which is now known as the RAS 72 Sea Eagle, during a ceremony held at RAS headquarters in Mönchengladbach shortly after the platform was introduced to the general public at the Paris Air Show 2019, which was held from 17 to 23 June.

    The first aircraft, which was handed over by RAS in June 2018, re-entered service with the PN on 12 December 2018 in a ceremony held at naval air station PNS Mehran in Karachi (both ATR-72s had previously been in service with the PN as transports).

    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.

    The platform also features an acoustic processing system, sonobuoy launchers, a broadband satellite communications system, an electronic support measures suite, a self-protection suite, and two weapon hard-points, enabling anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol capabilities. The PN's two RAS 72 Sea Eagles also feature Aerodata's mission management system, called AeroMission, for ASW.

    "The variety of state-of-the-art on-board sensors enable operators and decision makers to detect and identify sensitive targets above or below the surface of the ocean, while transmitting all the information captured on-board in real-time to the dedicated command centre," said the company, adding that the RAS 72 Sea Eagle offers operational flexibility as it can be used not only for ASW and maritime patrol missions but also for search-and-rescue and other humanitarian operations.

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    how much Maritime Patrol Aircraft are under the arsenal of PN now?
     
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    9. 7 P-3C Orions and 2 RAS 72 Sea Eagles
     
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    Good addition.
     
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    Slightly off topic but are the Navy's Sea Kings used for any sort of Patrol/ASW/ASuW roles or are they limited to transport/SAR.
     
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    If I am not mistaken, Sea Kings are for SAR missions, I believe.
     
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    the optimum number PN was aiming for at one point was 12 A/c
     
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    Is this the same one that participated in recent Paris air show?

    Great improvisation by PN. Thats how you beat large arms deal restrictions by countries like US.
     
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    Sea Kings can undertake ASW operations as well.
     
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    any news of the one's which were recently acquired from UK ? are in service already ?
     
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    Are Fokker grounded? So far as I remember Fokkers were also used.
     
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    I don't think that they are grounded just yet !!
     
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    Well they are pretty much old. And their technology is very old
     
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    Yes, but PN would know when to ground them as of yet I don't they are thanks.
     
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    Good addition, but still we have approximately 7 Fokkers which are need to be replace