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  1. PAR 5

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    CORRECTION PLEASE: The 110 ton X-Craft supplied to PN by COSMOS of Italy in late 80's is NOT A SWAT Submarine. SWAT's are from 500-700 tons. The PN X-Crafts are now very old, overhauled many times with the original manufacturer COSMOS gone out of business. These are used primarily by SSGN for covert ops
     
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    X-Craft 908 P/A as Shallow Water Attack Submarine(SWAS) is used to carryout mine laying torpedo attack, frogman operations and commando landing. The contract of these mini submarines was signed with Italian firm M/s COSMOS in 1986. First of these craft was brought to Pakistan in semi knock down condition in 1988. Subsequently all X-Craft were assembled in Pakistan with TOT. Presently, X-Craft are being operated under COMSUBS alongwith other conventional submarines


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    For insertion of small teams like of SSG (N).
     
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    What a is a SWAT, other than a made up term? Anything above 500 tons is a coastal submarine, and not shallow water. That said, every customer's requirements are unique, and to meet operational requirements, tonnage is required.
     
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    Its not a made up term. Its an operational term that PN uses to define a certain class of submarine for a certain purpose. X CRAFT hence by this definition is NOT a SWAT
     
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    It's a made up term, albeit by PN. You don't have to agree with me. These are all new terminologies and different people mean different things. Shallow water submarine is anything that operates in a 10-40 meter column, which the cosmos X-craft did. Its past history now. Subs that are design to operate in 200-300 meter water column don't come into the 10-40 meter water column as these are competing requirements. S/Ms that are >500 tons are coastal submarine.
     
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    Thanks. I’ll launch a complaint tomorrow with NHQ on why are they doing multi billion dollar projects under made-up terms
     
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    Instead, why dont you tell the readers which "SWATS" PN is buying?
     
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    Pakistan Proceeds With New Miniature Submarine

    The Pakistan Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) listed the development and construction of a miniature submarine as a target for 2016-2017.

    This may be related to talks in 2016 between the Pakistan Navy and the Turkish defence vendor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) for the joint development of a mini-submarine to supplant the Pakistan Navy’s aging Cosmos MG110 (SX756/W) mini-submarines.

    The Cosmos MG110 displaces 119 tons submerged. It can carry eight special operation forces (SOF) divers and two swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV). The MG110s were bought in the 1980s to replace the SX404 mini-submarines.

    According to MSI Turkish Defence Review, Pakistan and STM had studied the feasibility of upgrading the MG110s, but both sides concluded that this was not an affordable route.

    Subsequently, STM proposed “designing a submarine platform from scratch,” which – if inked – would be considered a “different and strategic” collaborative effort between the two countries.

    Turkish shipbuilder Yonca-Onuk is proposing its Underwater Offensive Team boat.

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    So the Turks will be building Pakistan's new miniature submarine?
     
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    what an unorthodox and fascinating design!
     
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    old italian origin sub .. now retired

    n the late 1960s, Pakistan ordered six SX-404s to a slightly modified design. The Pakistani Navy deployed its six boats against the Indian Navy during the 1971 war. One of them, reportedly fitted with external torpedo tubes fired on an Indian naval frigate, INS Kukri, but the torpedo remained stuck in its external launcher. Of the six, one was lost with all hands as a result of an accident on December 27, 1976. Following removal from service, four were scrapped and one was placed ashore as an exhibit in the Pakistan Maritime Museum in Karachi.
     
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