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PNS Zulfiqar is not Zulfiqar Bhutto. Its named after Zulfiqar Sword. All ships of this class are sword names.
Yea dear I know but such dual reasonings is our past time.. esp.. as there was a time our navy was hijacked by Zardari. A lot of shameful tales that I dont want to go to here. I wouldnt have had such doubts if zulfiqar wasnt Inaugurated in 2009 during ppp era.
 

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Question, what's the issue with HARBA?

Nothing wrong with its long range or sensor suit. But Making things indigenous while under sanction from America tend to cause issues and those issues will take a decade or so to resolve. The indigenous program started with the advent of Harba. Hence Harba is being offered for exports.

But those issues still exist and are preventing Harba for fleet wide adoption and it is still restricted to FAC-3 and FAC-4 and C-802 and CM-402 are pretty much primary weapon for the rest of the fleet
 
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Nothing wrong with its long range or sensor suit. But Making things indigenous while under sanction from America tend to cause issues and those issues will take a decade or so to resolve. The indigenous program started with the advent of Harba. Hence Harba is being offered for exports.

But those issues still exist and are preventing Harba for fleet wide adoption and it is still restricted to FAC-3 and FAC-4 and C-802 and CM-402 are pretty much primary weapon for the rest of the fleet
How can we offer it in international markete when we at home have issues with this?
Strange.
If we have still not mastered our indeginous anti ship technology,why offer it to other countries?

If we are facing issues with subsonic cruise Missile,then dream of supersonic cruise missile will then take another decade to be materialized.
 

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How can we offer it in international marketed when we at home have issues with this?
Strange.
If we have still not mastered our indigenous anti ship technology,why offer it to other countries?

If we are facing issues with subsonic cruise Missile,then dream of supersonic cruise missile will then take another decade to be materialized.

The deal was sweetened with ToT offer to potential customer A.K.A Qatar. I doubt anyone will buy the missile with the intent to make it a primary Cruise missile for their warships . Whoever buys the missile only with the intent to gain ToT with missile. So they can make their own ASCM tech.

Offering for export vs Anyone interested in buying is 2 different things.

Nobody bought Block-1 JF-17 while it was cleared for exports in 2010.

Block-2 which rectified and enhanced the the performance of Block-1 was bought by Nigeria and Myanmar only. Post 2015

Qatar, Azerbaijan, Argentina, IRAQ all wanted JF-17 from 2015 onwards. But they didnt buy block-2 did they now? They waited for Block-3 to come and now interest is gaining once again. Block-2 and 2 seater crashed did dampen the mood of those countries as @Raider 21 mentioned. Now they back to wait and watch and be cautious about the purchase once again

Point being at this stage, Only that country will buy Harba who wanna develop their cruise missile industry. Other serious potential buyers will go for Chinese or Western solutions for Anti Ship Cruise Missile
 

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Second Ship has been Launched today in Karachi.
Congrats .
Remaining two are under construction in one Pakistan and other in Turkey.
 

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Launching Ceremony of MILGEM Class Corvette PNS BADR held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW). Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

The newly launched corvette is equipped with state of the art weapons & sensors including surface to surface, surface to air missiles and anti-submarine weapons, which would significantly boost Pakistan Navy’s defensive and offensive capabilities. Contract for construction of four MILGEM Corvettes for PN was signed between DGMP and M/s ASFAT in 2018; wherein, two ships will be constructed at Istanbul Naval Shipyard (INSY), Turkey and other two ships at KS&EW, Pakistan. In this regard, 1st Ship of the Project, PNS BABUR was launched at Turkey in August 2021.

On the occasion, the honorable Chief Guest expressed it a historic occasion as Ministry of Defence Production, Pakistan Navy, Karachi Shipyard and M/s ASFAT of Turkey had jointly supported construction of this state of the art platform.

The Prime Minister appreciated the performance of KS&EW and reiterated that indigenization is at the forefront of our national policy and it is very encouraging to see modern warships being built in Pakistan. The Chief Guest also highlighted that MILGEM Project will enable acquisition of much needed design and construction capability for future needs and export potential.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his message on the occasion extended felicitation on timely completion of ongoing Pakistan-Turkey MILGEM project despite COVID pandemic. He highlighted that MILGEM project is manifestation of deep rooted historical ties and willingness to share of expertise in the Defence industry between the two brotherly countries.

Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, in his address underscored that Pakistan’s geographical position and current geo strategic environment demands building of a strong Navy to defend maritime interests. Our sea trade routes and vast Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) needs to be effectively safeguarded.

The Naval Chief underlined that PN MILGEM Ships will play an important role in catering operational needs of Pakistan Navy. He highlighted that Karachi Shipyard is one of the few public sector organizations that made remarkable turnaround during last decade. Growth of such a heavy engineering and shipbuilding complex, paves way for broadening technological base of the country in maritime domain, which is essentially required for future development of Pakistan.

Earlier MD KS&EW, Rear Admiral Ather Saleem in his welcome note highlighted that Karachi Shipyard is fully cognizant and aligned with goals set forth by Govt and Pakistan Navy for pursuing self-reliance in naval shipbuilding sector. PN MILGEM corvette is a testimony of our commitment to this national cause.

The ceremony was also attended by Minister of National Defence Turkey and other high ranking government officials of Pakistan & Turkey, Pakistan Navy and KS&EW.

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Congrats to Pakistan, you have a corvette that is not downgraded like the countries in the middle east :p:, you have SIGINT and EW capable ships what is real important in a warfare. Only ECM is not enough, so againg congrats with your newtoy.
 

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