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Pakistan orders Dutch OPV (1,900 tons, 90 m). To be built at KSEW

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  1. Bilal Khan (Quwa)

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    Pakistan to construct multipurpose OPV indigenously

    ISLAMABAD June,12 (APP): Pakistan on Monday signed a contract with Dutch firm to manufacture State of The Art multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vehicle (OPV) indigenously.

    A contract for indigenous construction of OPV at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd was signed by Managing Director Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Rear Admiral Hasan Nasir Shah, Director Military Procurement (Navy) Commodore Shafqat Azad SI(M), and representative of Messrs Damen (The Netherlands) in Ministry of Defence Production, press release here said.

    Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Muhammad Owais, Secretary Defence Production and Ambassador of Netherlands, Mrs. Jeannette Seppen were present at the occasion.

    OPV will have Full Load Displacement of 1900 Tons (approx) with overall length of 90 m and maximum speed of 22knots. The vessel is especially suited for Anti Surface, Anti Air Operations, Maritime Security Operations (MSO), Day & Night Helicopter Operations, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) and Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering Operations.

    http://www.app.com.pk/pakistan-to-construct-multipurpose-opv-indigenously/

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    Sir any pics? and are they for Navy or PMSA?
     
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    Hmmm, Sudden surprise, it was not in news.
     
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    The kind of operations suggests it's OPV sized Sigma

    This is start expect lot of surprises for Navy and also Air Force soon
     
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    Offshore_Patrol_Vessel_1800_Sea_Axe.jpg
     
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  9. Bilal Khan (Quwa)

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    I just looked at the length and displacement. To be honest, at 90 m and 1,900 tons, it doesn't 100% match any of the ships on Damen's product listing. But yes, the part about it being capable of anti-surface and anti-air ops, ISR, etc, might suggest it is a SIGMA-type. We'll need to wait and see though.
     
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    Awsome
     
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    looks cool lets wish best of luck to navy
     
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    Thanks, Yes I am expecting for PN but for Air Force really for long time no imported birds.
    I love JF 17 developing gradually but want to see some surprise purchase too to encounter 4.5/ 5 generation.
     
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    Interesting, Although more long range shipping is needed but good humble beginning.
     
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    Indeed. It is His Majesty King now... our Queen has retired.

    If I am not mistaken Pak State helped the Dutch in the time of great floods.. perhaps it was under Pres. Ayub or so.

    Our resident Spock @Penguin would know more, as always!

    I believe it is the same design house which designed for the UAE. Most the company builds luxury yachts and smaller luxury boats.
     
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