I don't know why we are not thinking of doing the retrofit in Pakistan @ PAC Kamra. When push came to shove , PAC was able to salvage and retrofit the AEW Radar & associated electronics from damaged saab 2000s to newer platform in house.From what former CNS said these will be upgraded by RAS in Germany, so no case of transferring P-3C equipment to the new planes. Also P-3C updates are almost 20 years old. Sub tech has moved on a lot since then. I suspect we will integrate a European package but with ability to network into Pak Link systems and fire Pak missiles. I suspect that PN may have done much of this integration work with the ATRs over several years in Germany, than decided to move on to the major LRMPA project once we figured out the integrations were successful.
Now we also know why PN were not worried about ATR MPAs carrying heavy anti-ship missiles and only carrying lightweight torpedos. Seems like the ATRs will just cover things near the coast or anti-piracy/ant-smuggling.
Sea Sultan will do heavy work.
Err...Embraer is excellent choice. ITAR free guaranteed. They are on par with Boeing/Airbus. But I dont get it where the rest of the electronics/systems will come from. Is it via Brazil or Turkey?
The fastest...'Mako' is a Shark Species. It is one of the fastest sharks known and averages 13 feet in length.
Refer to following post: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/brea...fense-systems-to-taiwan.689200/#post-12773240Yes, also be very interesting to see what missiles we put on this bird. Harpoon is yesterdays tech and relatively short ranged now. India made big mistake here, as they cannot integrate any domestic missile with P-8.
I expect at one point we will be seeing Sea Sultan armed with very long range Pak/China hypersonic missiles
no more P3 orions they will phrased out slowlyGood point I think our existing fleet of P3 Orions was recently upgraded so doubt that is going away anytime soon
So these will be additional units
New Planes Seems an appropriate platform
10 Units should be a good number down the line
- 10 P3 Orions
- 10 Sea Sultan
They can and will very fruitful in long term .. they can integrate Chinese and western stuffI don't know why we are not thinking of doing the retrofit in Pakistan @ PAC Kamra. When push came to shove , PAC was able to salvage and retrofit the AEW Radar & associated electronics from damaged saab 2000s to newer platform in house.
They can do same with these with Embraer's help.
Better would be Osprey or SeaHawk. It has one of the best eyesight amongst the raptor family and plucks fish out of the sea even when they are below surface. Very apt for a sub hunting aircraft.
Sea Sultan is quite cheesy.... I see a bafoonish caricature with a turban and a big sword.
Guys, stop being mean to sea sultan! It's a perfectly fine name.Historically Mughals did not have a navy which was partly responsible for their downfall
Ameer-ul-Behr -- Lord of the Seas maybe?
Frankly there needs to be a long term partnership with Embraer; they are a solid company with excellent offerings as well as joint venture capabilities.Err...
Good choice in the sense that PN can equip it in the manner it see fit (customization factor).
Refer to following post: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/brea...fense-systems-to-taiwan.689200/#post-12773240
Hypersonics for ASW missions? Expensive and water will create problems. Hypersonics are better suited for engaging ships. For submarines, proven technologies are affordable and recommended.
Choosing P8 class is not a mistake by any stretch of imagination:
It is rather difficult for Pakistan to source these aircraft in the present, therefore, alternatives will do.