US Navy and Pakistan Navy Agree to Ship Transfer

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  1. bhramos

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    US Navy and Pakistan Navy Agree to Ship Transfer | News at DefenceTalk

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    ALEXANDRIA, Va.: VSE Corporation recently hosted a meeting between the United States and Pakistan Navies to solidify an agreement for the transfer of the USS McInerney, which is scheduled to be decommissioned this summer.
    Pakistan Navy Captain Abdul Rehman signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to initiate the ship transfer. Captain Rehman is assigned to the Embassy of Pakistan as Attaché for Defense Procurement (Air Force/Navy). U.S. Navy Captain Chris Pietras represented the Naval Sea Systems Command in accepting the offer.
    For VSE’s Naval Ship Transfer and Repair Team, the agreement translates into a contract covering training responsibilities. VSE will support U.S. Navy training of the 248 Pakistani crew members, beginning this month, until the ship is officially transferred around the end of August. In the near future, VSE will develop a work package for approval by the Pakistan Navy. After the transfer, VSE will manage a shipyard industrial availability contract to make ship repairs that will extend its life. During the availability the VSE’s Ship Training and Assistance Team (STAT) will provide hands on maintenance and operational training for the Pakistan crew.
    In January 2011, the VSE STAT is scheduled to conduct underway training for the crew, with a final evaluation by the U.S. Navy Afloat Training Group on the ability of the Pakistan crew to operate the ship and equipment in a safe-to-sail manner. Afterwards, the crew will sail the ship home to Karachi, Pakistan. A small contingent of the VSE Transfer Assistance Team personnel will accompany the ship and provide additional underway training.
    VSE CEO Maurice “Mo” Gauthier said, “Together, with our customers and the highly experienced and competent team we have assembled, we are confident that we will meet and exceed the requirements of this allied mission. We look forward to the challenge."
    “Our expertise with training, equipment repair, and working in tandem with both the U.S. and Pakistan Navies will be a rewarding experience and great collaborative opportunity,” added Mike Hamerly, President of International Group.
    VSE International Group provides global engineering, industrial and logistics services. VSE International Group also provides assistance to the U.S. Navy in executing its Foreign Military Sales Program for surface ships sold, leased or granted to foreign countries by providing program management, engineering, technical support, and logistics services for ship reactivations, transfers, and follow-on support.


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  3. noob101

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    anyone knows what kind of weapons they come with?
     
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    May be some of these could be removed...

     
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    How old is this ship and went was it last overhauled?
     
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    Not big news...All the missile launchers are removed and the ship comes only with torpedos and guns.
     
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    Do not worry about weapons and weapons systems. The most sophisticated parts of the ship will be removed prior to the ship's hand-over to Pakistan. Note that the Hamilton Class cutter transferred to the Philippine Navy was stripped of weapons systems and sophisticated radar. Of the original weapons on board only the OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun was left on the ship and a basic navigations radar.

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    I am not worried about the weapons systems. They can always be fitted later with the latest.

    I was interested in knowing the structural efficiency and what life remains.
     
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    good for Pakistan navy.
     
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    Maybe more than 20 years. Note that the INS Viraat was commissioned in 1959 and is still going strong now. This Perry class ship was only commissioned in 1979.
     
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    Viraat has undergone extensive overhaul and refits.

    IN ships are not that extensively used as the USN ships.

    And anyway Viraat is near decommissioning.
     
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    Our Natural democratic Ally gives...more F-16s and more hollow ships to fight Taliban AirForce and Taliban Navy. :thumb:
     
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    Keep your friends close and enemies even closer... Those ships are nearly junks.
     
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    The ship must be hollow, but refitting it with missiles and guns arent gonna be big deal.


    THe deal is good for the cash strapped PN.
     
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    PNS Alamgir (F-260) is EX - USS McInerney (FFG-8)

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    McInerney was laid down on 16 January 1978, launched on 4 November 1978, and commissioned on 15 December 1979.The frigate USS McInerney (FFG-8) with considerable anti-submarine warfare capability was handed over on August 31, 2010. The ship has been named PNS Alamgir (FFG-260) . The ship was transferred to Pakistan at Mayport, Florida, She and her following 3 sisters were updated with a combat management system call GENESÄ°S Modernization upgrade. It modernizes systems to bring up OHP situational awareness and it results in faster reaction times to threats.
     
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    Overall its purchase to counter Submarine thread specially Kilo class in Arabian Sea..

    Due to few numbers this ships are nothing but part of coastal defense around Karachi and others, In peace time anti-piracy mission they do..



    Not much a thread, Just few ships to have to call that PN exists..
     
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    What is the array of ship with the Pak Navy and how does it compare with India's?
     
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    India vs Pakistan - Evaluation on Military Strengths | Aby The Liberal
    Naval and Sea Based Forces

     
  21. arya

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    dont you think we have less numbers as we have to counter many corner ....

    well fact is that we are lacking in numbers in all three field (army,nay,airfoce)
     

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