Pakistan Armed Forces ORBAT

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First draft of Pakistan Air Force's ORBAT

PAKISTAN ARMY ORBAT
  • 19 Infantry Divisions ??
  • 2 Mechanised Divisions
  • 2 Armoured Divisions
  • 2 Artillery Divisions
  • 51 Armoured Regiments
EQUIPMENT
  • ARTILLERY: 1960-2000
    • Self Propelled Artillery: 420-450
      • 155 mm M109A2, A5 and L: 380-390
      • 203 mm M110: 40-60
    • Towed Artillery: 1539. 105 mm: 413. 122mm: 579. 155 mm:521. 203 mm 26
      • 105 mm M101: 300
      • 105 mm Mod56: 113
      • 122 mm Type 86: 179
      • 122mm Type 54-1: 400
      • 155 mm Panter: 72
      • 155 mm M198: 389
      • 155 mm. M114: 60
      • 203 mm. M115: 26
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    • A-100 : 50-65
  • TANKS:2400-2800
    • VT-4 (Upgraded Al-Khalid/MBT-2000)3rd Gen: 2-4 delivered 176-240 planned/ordered(?)
    • Al-Zarrar/Type-59, based on T-54A. 2nd Gen.:710/1100
    • T-54/55. 2nd Gen: 50
    • Type-69 2nd Gen:. 2nd Gen: 400
    • Type-85 IIAP .2nd Gen: 270
    • Al-Khalid. Based on MBT-2000/Type-90-IIM. 3rd Gen: 350
    • Al-Khalid-I. 3rd Gen: 20
    • T-80UD. 3rd Gen: 320

Composition of an Armoured Division

  • 1 Armoured Division = 246/176 tanks
    • 2 Armoured Brigades = Total of 246/176 Tanks.
      • Each armoured brigade has 3/2 Tank regiments
        • Each regiment = 41-44 tanks in 3/2 Squadrons. 1 tank used by CO and 2nd IC each.
        • Each squadron = 13 tanks in 3 Troops
        • Each Troop = 3 Tanks
    • 1 Artillery Brigade = Total of 54-72 guns
      • Each artillery brigade has 2-3 Artillery Regiments
        • Each Regiment has 18-24 guns in 3 artillery batteries
        • Each battery has 6-8 guns
    • 1 Infantry Brigade = Approx 2700-3000 soldiers on average.
      • 1 Mechanised Infantry Brigade = 3 battalions
        • Each battalion = 800-900 men in 3-4 Companies.
        • Each company=80-120 men in 3-4 platoons
        • 10-15 sections with 10-20 men in each section.
    • Air Defence Brigade
      • Talha APC(M-113 copy) with RBS-70 SAM and Giraffe Radar in 2-3 Regiments
    • Engineers
Pakistan Army Corps & Divisions
  • I Corps, Mangla. Punjab Strike Corps Command


  • 6th Armoured Division (Gujranwala)
Uses Al-Zarrar (upgraded T-59) MBT
  • 7th Armoured Brigade, Gujranwala
  • 9th Armoured Brigade, Kharian
  • 11th Armoured Brigade (?)
  • 106th Air Defence Brigade
  • 314th Assault Engineers
  • 6th Armoured Artillery Brigade.

  • 6th Armoured Division Air Aviation Brigade(wartime)
  • 17th Infantry Division (Kharian)
  • 37th Mechanised Infantry Division (Kharian)
  • Artillery division or (I) Artillery Brigade ?
  • 8th (I) Armoured Brigade (allocated to 6th Div in war)
  • ?? (I) Infantry Brigade
  • ?? (I) Air Defence Brigade
  • II Corps, Multan. Punjab Strike Corps Command
    • 1st Armoured Division (Multan)
      • T-80UD tanks
    • 14th Infantry Division (Okara)
    • 40th Infantry Division (Okara)
    • 13th (I) Armoured Brigade
    • 44th (I) Mech Brigade
    • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
    • ?? (I) Infantry Brigade
    • ?? (I) Air Defence Brigade
  • IV Corps, Lahore. Punjab Holding Corps Command
    • 2nd Artillery Division (Gujranwala)
    • 10th Infantry Division (Lahore)
    • 11th Infantry Division (Lahore)
      • ?? Artillery Brigade
      • 21st Infantry Brigade
      • 52nd Infantry Brigade
      • 106th Infantry Brigade
    • 212nd (I) Infantry Brigade, Lahore
    • 3rd (I) Armour Brigade
    • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
  • V Corps, Karachi Sindh Command. (Eastern and Southern)


  • 16th Infantry Division (Pano Aqil)
  • 18th Infantry Division (Hyderabad)
  • 25th Mechanized Division (Malir)?? Corps reserve
  • 105th (I) Infantry Brigade
  • 31st (I) Mechanised Brigade, Malir
  • 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade, Hyderabad + 1 more ??
  • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
  • X Corps, Rawalpindi. Kashmir Command.(Attack role in north and POK)
    • Force Command Northern Areas (Gilgit)
      • 80th Infantry Brigade
      • 150th Infantry Brigade
      • 323rd Infantry Brigade
      • 62nd Infantry Brigade
      • 61st Infantry Brigade
    • 12th Infantry Division (Murree)
      • 6 infantry brigades LoC
    • 19th Infantry/Mountain Division (Mangla)
      • 3 infantry brigades between Jhelum and Kel. Corps reserve
    • 23rd Infantry Division (Jhelum)
      • 4 infantry brigades between Kotli-Bhimber
    • Special Security Division /34th Infantry(?) (Chilas)
      • 9 Infantry battalions & 6 paramilitary wings =15000 troops. CPEC security
    • 111th (I) Infantry Brigade, Rawalpindi for VIP security & coups
      • 3 infantry battalions, 2 light artillery regiments, SSG battalion and 1 armoured regiment
    • 8th (I) Armoured Brigade, Kharian
    • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
  • XI Corps, Peshawar. Western Command. (NWFP, Balochistan, Afghan border and reserve(?) for eastern oriented formations)
    • 7th Infantry Division (Peshawar)
    • 9th Infantry Division (Kohat)
    • ?? (I) Armoured Brigade
    • 1 special operations task force on rotation.
  • XII Corps, Quetta Western Command.(West Sindh, Afghan Border and reserve(?) for eastern oriented formations)
    • 33rd Infantry Division (Quetta)
    • 41st Infantry Division (Quetta)
    • ?? (I) Infantry Brigade
    • ?? (I) Armoured Brigade
  • XXX Corps, Gujranwala Punjab Holding Corps Command (Between Jhelum and Narowal,South of IV Corps boundary)


  • 8th Infantry Division (Sialkot)
    • 3-4 Brigades
  • 15th Infantry Division (Sialkot)
    • 4 Brigades
  • 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade
  • ?? (I) Anti-Tank Brigade
  • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
  • XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur. Punjab Holding Corps Command
    • 26th/34th Mechanized Division (Bahawalpur). Corps reserve
    • 35th Infantry Division (Bahawalpur)
    • 101st (I) Infantry Brigade
    • 10th or 13th (I) Armoured Brigade
  • Air Defence Command, Rawalpindi
    • 3rd Air Defence Division (Sargodha)
    • 4th Air Defence Division (Malir)
    • 105th (I) Air Defence Brigade
  • Strategic Forces Command, Rawalpindi
    • 21st Artillery Division (Pano Aqil)
    • 22nd Artillery Division (Sargodha)
    • 2nd Missile Group (Sargodha)
    • ?? Missile Group, Hyderabad?

  • Special Services Group (SSG) Brigades
    • 1st SSG (12 companies in 3 Battalions)
      • 1st Commando Battalion
        • Ayub Company
        • Liaqat Company
        • Kamal Company
        • Mitha Company
      • 2nd Commando Battalion
        • Ghazi Company
        • Tipu Company
        • Quaid Company
        • Bilal Company
      • 4th Commando Battalion
        • Shaheen Company
        • Jungju Company
        • Yaqub Company
        • Yusuf Company
    • 2nd SSG (4 Companies in 1 battalion)
      • 3rd Commando Battalion
        • Hamza Company
        • Ibrahim Company
        • Zakria Company
        • Easa Company



PAKISTAN AIR FORCE ORBAT
5 COMMANDS
  1. Air Force Strategic Command (AFSC),
  2. Islamabad Northern Air Command (NAC),
  3. Peshawar Central Air Command (CAC),
  4. Lahore Southern Air Command (SAC),
  5. Karachi Air Defence Command (ADC), Rawalpindi


AIRCRAFT

FIGHTERS


  1. F-16 A/B Block 15 & C/D Block 52. 64(46+18). Multirole
  2. 46 Bought in 1980 as Block-15, 18 in 2008. all upgraded to Block-52
  3. JF-17 Block I and II. 98-120 in 5-6 Squadrons. Multirole. Block-III under development. 50 Block I and rest Block II.
  4. Mirage-III. 68. Interceptor.
  5. Mirage-V. 87. Ground attack. Both Mirage-III and V are upgraded under Retrofit of Strike Element (ROSE) program. 43 III & V bought from France in 1990 and 50 from Libya in 2004.
  6. J-7P and J-7PG 140/181(127+54). Interceptor. Old with poor serviceability. Being replaced by JF-17.

AWACS

SAAB 2000 Erieye : 4. Original 4, 3 damaged, 2 repaired and 1 replaced
Shaanxi Y-8 (ZDK-03) : 4

ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Dassault Falcon 20: 2

TANKERS


Ilyushin-78: 4

TRANSPORT

C-130. 16 including 6 old from Australia
SAB-2000. 1 VIP duties.
Y-12. 2
CN-235. 3

TRAINERS


  1. Hongdu JL-8/K-8P. 28-38. Advanced trainer.
  2. Cessna T-37. 30-39. Intermediate trainer.
  3. MFI-17 Mushshak. 120-149. Basic trainer.
  4. Chengdu J-7/FT-7. 7. Conversion trainer.
  5. Shenyang J-6/FT-6. 9. Jet trainer.

HELICOPTERS

  1. Mi-17. 4
  2. AW-139.
  3. Alouette III. 15


Pakistan Air Force Bases & Squadrons

Bholari AB. 41 Tactical Wing

SQUADRONS:
19th Squadron (Sherdils). F-16A&B. (F-16 shotdown in Feb 2019 was most likely from this unit)


Korangi Creek, Karachi.
Training base with F-6. F-7 and Mirage

Masroor. 32 Tactical Attack Wing.

SQUADRONS
4th Squadron (Karakoram Eagles). KE-03 AWACS
7th Squadron (Bandits). Mirage 3EA and 3DP. Tactical Attack.
8th Squadron (Haiders). Mirage 5PA2, 5PA3 and 5DD. Tactical Attack
22nd Squadron (Ghazis). Mirage-3DP, 5EF, 3EL,3BE & BL. Conversion Unit.
84th Squadron (Dolphins). AW-139, Mi-17SH

M.M. Alam AB, Mianwali, 37 Combat Training Wing
Training base
SQUADRONS
1st Squadron (Rahbers). K-8P. Training
18th Squadron (Sharp Shooters) F-7 and F-7P. Conversion unit.
20th Squadron (Cheetahs). F7PG, FT-7PG. Conversion Unit
86th Squadron. (Ababeel). Alouette-3. Search & Rescue.
Shooter Squadron. F-7, FT-7P


Minhas AB, Kamra. 33 Tactical Air Wing
Near Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra which manufactures JF-17 and overhauls F-7 and Mirages,
SQUADRONS
3rd Squadron. Saab-2000 Erieye. 4 AWACS
16th Squadron (Black Panthers. JF-17 and JF-17B. Multi role.
1st Flight- Abad, Burraq and Shahpar UAV.
87th Squadron (Dragonflies). Mi-17 and Alouette 3

Mushaf AB
Includes Airpower Center of Excellence (ACE) with Combat Commanders School (CCS) for Mirage, F-7, JF-17 and F-16
SQUADRONS
9th Squadron (Griffins). F-16A,B Multi role
24th Squadron (Blinders). Falcon-20. Electronic Warfare
82nd Squadron (Stallions). AW-139

Nur Khan AB, Islamabad. 35 Composite Air Transport Wing

SQUADRONS
6th Squadron (Antelopes) C-130B & E, L-100. Transport
10th Squadron (Buffaloes). IL-78MP. Tankers
12th Squadron. (Globe Trotters). F-27, Falcon 20, A301-304, G-IV. VIP & transport
41st Squadron. PA-34, Y-13, Ce-172, EMB-500, VIP & Transport
52nd Squadron (Markhors). CN-235M

Peshawar AB. 36 Tactical Wing
SQUADRONS:
17th Squadron (Tigers). F-7PG & FT-7PG. Interceptors
26th Squadron (Black Spiders). JF-17. Multi Role
81st Squadron (Kangaroos). Alouette 3. Search & Rescue.

Quetta AB. 31 Tactical Wing
SQUADRONS:
23rd Squadron (Talons). F-7PG & FT-7PG. Interceptors
28th Squadron (Phoenix). JF-17 Multi role
85th Squadron. Alouette 3, Search & Rescue

Rafiqui AB. 34 Tactical Wing
SQUADRONS:
14th Squadron (Tail Choppers). JF-17. Air superiority ??
15th Squadron (Cobras). Mirage 3DA,3EA, 5DD,5DR & 5PA. Land attack.
25th Squadron (Night Strike). Mirage 5EF, 3DP & 5DD. Land Attack
27th Squadron (Zarrars). Mirage 5EF, 3DP. Land Attack
83rd Squadron (Kites). Alouette 3. Search & Rescue

Risalpur AB. 41 Tactical Wing
Hosts PAF’s Asghar Khan Academy with following Flying Training (FT) Wings:
Primary FT Wings:1st and 2nd Primary FT Squadrons. MFI-17
Basic FT Wing: 1st and 2nd Basic FT squadrons. T-37B, T-37C
Advanced Jet Training Wing: 1st AJT Squadron. K-8
College of FT with Flying Instructors School (T-37B), PAC College (Sf-25) and Sherdils Aerobatics (K-8)
38th Multi-role wing. Shaheen Training Corps (S6T)

Shahbaz AB, JACOBABAD. 39 Tactical Wing
SQUADRONS:
2nd Squadron (Minhasians). Multi-role JF17.
5nd Squadron (Falcons). Multi-role F-16C-52 and D-52
11th Squadron (Arrows.) Multi-role F-16A and B
88th Squadron. Search & Rescue AQ-139

Sharea Faisal. PNS Mehran. 40 Wing
SQUADRONS:
21st Squadron (Pegasus). C-130E and Saab-2000. Transport.










I'll be adding updates on my website http://jjamwal.in/yayavar/pakistani-armed-forces-order-of-battle-orbat/ and will try to do so in this thread at the same time
 

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Pakistani Army Aviation Corps. Not much to talk about. Most of aircraft are old & nearing retirement.
One interesting thing is number of units raised in 80s, probably financed by American dollars.





 

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Considering the number of aircraft (civil & military both) they have, Pakis sure have a disproportionally large number of airstrips. Largesse of 4fathers put to good use. That being said, roughly 45 squadrons of all 3 branches are spread in just 11-12 bases. Majority of remaining bases barely anything more than bare airstrips, though a fair number do have good infrastructure.



Majority of remaining bases are barely anything more than bare airstrips, though a fair number do have good infrastructure. Indian military has talked about a list of 400(?) targets in Pakistan which may get pounded. Doable task with LCA & Prahar types inducted in large numbers.





Few "strategic" targets like these will need a bit more love. Massive pre-emptive strikes hardly ever work, but its still an interesting idea to play with. Brahmos for precision, , rocket artillery, CMs & SRBM for the rest with Jaguar, Su-30, Tejas as mudmovers.
 
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ORBAT of X Corps, Pakistan. Infantry heavy Corps with ~1 lakh irregular forces & heavily involved with terrorism, border firing in J&K. 1. FCNA brigade locations. 2. Irregular AK Brigades 3. Rest of units








Pakistani army #orbat under progress. Their armour force is much weaker than Indian and majority of anti-tank units not that great.






 

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1st part of detailed ORBAT of Pakistani Army with locations of a all corps, most divisions and a few other units. Map at bottom of post.

 

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