Pakistan Military Developments

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I beg to differ. They no longer offer only ally reduced price weapons. Nor do they offer strategic SA countries with low rate loans, ie Ecuador.
Really? That's news to me. If so then it is a considerable shift in policy. They will now take a beating in the defense market.
 

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OMG plz dont compaer them to god.
now according to ur *********** china-pak brotherhood is realiable so y buy else where
I would never compare them to G*d, just having a bit of play with words from GoP's perspective.
 

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I'm sure a country's demand for trainers can warrant for a better response than senseless bashing.
 
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ok- now why dont u prefer l-11(With-w-31 engine) a varient of k-8 and quit same spec. that of l-159 . cheep realiable from china
 

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I think DFI has a lot better to offer than the non sense that has been posted so far. People don't indulge is useless bashing.
 
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This aircraft has 7 hardpoints, impressive for a trainer. In comparison BAE Hawk has 5. Though the nearly $20 million price tag is approaching JF-17s range. PAF is better off producing 2 seater JF-17's logistically it's better and the training would be a lot more relevant.
 

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Pakistan To Test-Fire Italy Air Defense Missiles


By tom kington
7 Apr 2010 09:43

Pakistan will test-fire in July the Spada 2000 air defense system acquired from MBDA Italia, a source at the firm said April 7.

The Spada test-firing will follow the delivery of the first of ten Spada batteries ordered by Pakistan for 415 million euros in 2007. Antonio Perfetti, CEO of MBDA Italia, said that delivery of the battery was currently underway.

All 10 batteries are due for delivery by 2013, and further orders from Pakistan could follow, Perfetti said. MBDA Italia is the Finmeccanica-owned Italian operation within the European missile house MBDA.

"We have identified 95 percent of the offset arrangements on the Spada contract," said Perfetti, who added that offset was less than the full value of the contract. "A facility has already been set aside for munition assembly and other firms have been given work commitments."

MBDA is also pitching an extended range version of its Marte anti-ship missile to India, for likely use on Sea King helicopters. The normal range, Marte Mk2-S version has now been delivered to the Italian Navy.

"We started talking to the Indian Navy two years ago and we are obtaining an operational requirement for helicopters to serve as a base for future cooperation," said MBDA CEO Antoine Bouvier, who was holding a press conference in Rome alongside Perfetti.

"We are considering launching a demonstrator that could be ready in 18-24 months," Perfetti said. "The model for this fast, low risk approach was the Complex Weapons program in the UK."

"We are looking for export customers interested in upgrade versions of products," Bouvier said. "We see it as a way of partly funding upgrades that our national customers could be interested in. The extended range Marte is an example."

MBDA Italia is also working with Italy's Alenia Aermacchi to mount the Marte missile on the light combat fighter version of the firm's M-346 jet trainer, Perfetti said.

MBDA Italia saw revenue of 450 million euros in 2009, 17.3 percent of total group revenues of 2.6 billion euros. The Italian unit's orders constituted 25 percent of the group order book, Perfetti said. Return on Sales in Italy was lower than the ten percent recorded at group level, he added, without giving the percentage. Spending on research and development at MBDA Italia rose by 60 percent last year.

MBDA's Italian operation is also working on the MEADS missile defense system launched by the U.S., Germany and Italy. Bouvier said the Critical Design Review at system level should be completed by mid-year.

"We have a contract that runs up to the Review and we have now started discussions on a production contract," he said.

Bouvier played down continuing doubts over the program in the U.S.

"We think this program will be strongly supported in the context of Transatlantic cooperation," he said. "We expect all milestones to be met in 2010," said Perfetti.
 

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Spada 2000 Advanced Air Defence System, Italy

Speed High supersonic
Radar Range 60km
Radar Tracking Capability 100 targets simultaneously
Configuration Detection centre - 2, 3 or 4 firing sections, each with 2 launchers - 6 ready-to-fire missile per launcher
Missile Guidance Semi-active radar homing
Radar RAC-3D radar
Modes Air surveillance, detection and tracking

The Spada 2000 is an all-weather, day and night, highly automated, air defence system developed by MBDA (formerly Alenia Marconi Systems). The system has quick reaction time and requires very few operators to man the system. The unit can operate independently or can be integrated with national air defence centres. Spada 2000 is in production and in service with Spanish Air Forces.

The Spada 2000 is an upgraded version of the Spada air defence system providing significant operational and technological improvements, including increased firepower and range, and the capability of coordinating additional anti-air weapons.

In March 2007, Kuwait ordered the upgrade of its Aspide missile systems to Aspide 2000 / Spada 2000 configuration.
The system provides air defence missile coverage of 2,000km². Target detection and tracking range is up to 60km and the missiles can intercept crossing and approaching targets to a range of 25km. The kill probability is high, even against highly agile crossing targets. The system can engage up to four targets simultaneously with Aspide missiles.

Spada 2000 is modularised and integrated into sheltered units, which provides a high tactical and strategic mobility. The system consists of a detection centre and either two or four firing sections, each section equipped with two missile launchers. Each missile launcher has six ready-to-fire Aspide 2000 missiles.

Detection centre

The detection centre contains mission planning capability allowing fast and precise effective deployment of the weapons. The centre is fitted in a hardened shelter with an RAC-3D radar installed on a hydraulically operated mast on the roof of the shelter. The shelter houses the system's operating centre, including the voice and data communications suite.
Auxiliary equipment in the centre includes a global positioning system, a north finder, air conditioning and power supplies.

RAC-3D radar

Aspide 2000's radar is the Selex Sistemi Integrati (formerly Alenia Marconi Systems) RAC-3D, which gives three-dimensional volumetric air surveillance, detection and tracking. The system has the capacity to track 100 targets simultaneously within a range of 60km.

The radar is capable of operating in hostile electronic warfare environments and is robust against clutter interference and electronic countermeasures. The radar features emission control, jamming location, random frequency agility and coded waveforms. The radar's erectable antenna is up to 13m in height.

Operations centre

The operations centre is manned by two operators for mission planning, system deployment and management during combat operations. The computer displays the air threat data in 3D coordinates.

The system tracks, identifies and prioritises the targets and assigns the firing sections to the priority targets. The targets can also be assigned to other anti-air weapon systems. The system is able to coordinate up to ten small anti-air weapons deployed within a 10km radius.


The operations centre can be connected to a remote upper level air defence command centre.

Firing section

The firing section consists of the tracking and illumination radar, the control unit and the missile launchers each with six ready-to-fire missiles. The radar carries out target acquisition, tracking and illumination functions for missile guidance.

The control unit is managed by a single operator. The unit controls all the functions from target designation to missile launch and target intercept and operates in manual or automatic mode.

Communications

The communications suite includes the data links between the detection centre and the firing sections and also internal and external secure voice communications.

Missile

The Aspide 2000 missile is an upgraded version of the Aspide surface-to-air missile. The missile is capable of engaging hostile attack aircraft before the aircraft can release airborne standoff weapons. The Aspide 2000 is also capable of intercepting air-launched missiles once launched. The upgraded missile uses an enhanced single-stage rocket motor which provides increased missile speed, higher lateral acceleration and effective range.

The missile is also in service with the Italian Air Force and the Royal Thai Air Force as part of the Oerlikon Contraves Skyguard air defence system.

The high-thrust single-stage solid-propellant rocket motor provides high supersonic speed and high agility to intercept manoeuvring targets. The guidance system is semi-active radar homing.

http://www.army-technology.com/projects/spada/
 

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The first of ten batteries of the Spada Air Defence were delivered to Pakistan in 2007. They're testing it now? Three years hence?
 

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Pakistan to get guided missile frigate from US

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and United States has signed the contract for the transfer of the guided missile frigate USS McInerney here on Tuesday.

Capton Abdur Rehman, defence Procurement Attache signed the contract on behalf of Pakistan Navy.

The $ 65 million contract will enable Pakistan to take over USS McInerney at US Naval station Mayport, Florida on August 31 this year after which it will be commissioned as PNS AlAMGHIR.

A comprehensive refurbishment of the ship will be undertaken under the supervision of US Navy which will be completed in Jan. 2011.

Succesful culmination of this contarct will also pave way for acquisition of more vessels of same class for Pakistan navy to raise a squadron of 8 Perry Class Frigates. This will greatly enhance operational readiness of Pakistan navy.

USS McInerney was the second ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates and first US Navy ship named for US Vice Admiral Francis McInerney (18991956).

In September 2008 the US Congress had approved selling the frigate to Pakistan with a delivery date of August 2010.

Pakistan is considered a major non NATO Ally and is able to receive older unneeded US military equipment.

Additionally, the 32-year-old frigate will be given a 65 million dollar refurbishment including anti-submarine capability paid for with foreign military aid provided by the U.S to friendly countries.

Pakistan will pay $78 million for 30-year-old frigate.

http://www.geo.tv/4-20-2010/63438.htm
 

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Pak to acquire US warship for 65-mln dollars

April 21st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI -
Washington, Apr.21 (ANI): Pakistan has signed a 65 million dollar deal with the United States for the acquisition of warship USS McInerney.
The naval frigate will be handed over to Pakistan on August 31 following which it would be refurbished according to the Pakistan Navy's requirements under the US Navy's supervision, The Daily Times reports.
USS McInerney, which would be called PNS Alamgir after Pakistan's acquisition, is likely to start its journey to Pakistan in January 2011 to join the Pakistan Navy.
The defence deal was signed during a small function in Washington. Top officials from the navies of the both countries were present on the occasion.
Several Pakistan Embassy officials were also present during the signing of the deal, who described the contract as a 'major milestone' in strengthening the Pakistan-US relationship. (ANI)


http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal...-us-warship-for-65-mln-dollars_100351231.html
 

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USS McInerney sold to Pakistan for $65 million

Pakistan signs $65 million deal for US warship
PTI, Apr 21, 2010, 11.00am IST

has signed a $65 million deal with the United States for the "hot transfer" of refurbished American frigate USS McInerney by August 31.

The contract for the "hot transfer" of the USS McInerney, a Perry-class guided missile frigate, was signed by senior officials of the two countries here on Tuesday. Under the agreement, the Pakistan Navy will take over the vessel on August 31.

The sale of the frigate, which would be inducted into the Pakistan Navy as PNS Alamgir at a ceremony in the US, was approved by the United States Congress in September 2008.












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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...n-deal-for-US-warship/articleshow/5838889.cms
 

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The frigate would be handed over after a refurbishment that includes anti-submarine capability that has been paid for with the foreign military aid provided by the United States to friendly countries.

"The successful completion of this contract will pave the way for acquisition of more vessels of the same class for the Pakistan Navy to raise a squadron of eight Perry-class frigates," a spokesman for the Pakistani embassy said.
Well, there are the US taxpayers money at work. Paying for things that has nothing to do with fighting Al Queda. Unless they expect Osama to be running around a submarine in the Arabian Sea?
 

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Well, there are the US taxpayers money at work. Paying for things that has nothing to do with fighting Al Queda. Unless they expect Osama to be running around a submarine in the Arabian Sea?
these are directly aimed at India, not Taliban orAl-kaida,
i think US is arming PN against India too, like its selling weapons to India to arm against China.
why does not US give Military aid to India?
is the Pak poor country which cannot buy even a Bullet too.
why do US plays double games.
 

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Well, there are the US taxpayers money at work. Paying for things that has nothing to do with fighting Al Queda. Unless they expect Osama to be running around a submarine in the Arabian Sea?
fuuny, last time i heard Americans knew the 'exact' use of AIM-120s, AIM-9s, P-3Cs & Frigates, after all we don't have a Taliban Air Force & Navy
 

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Second Pakistani Agosta 90B SSK to be retrofitted with MESMA AIP System from 2011

Second Pakistani Agosta 90B SSK to be retrofitted with MESMA AIP System from 2011



A second Khalid-class (Agosta 90B) submarine of the Pakistan Navy is to be retrofitted with a MESMA (Module d'Energie Sous-Marine Autonome) air independent propulsion (AIP) system from 2011, according to French shipbuilder and systems specialist DCNS.A DCNS spokeswoman told Jane's on 20 April that the MESMA unit would be installed in the 1,760-ton boat during its first long overhaul period in Pakistan.Two of Pakistan's three Khalid-class submarines - PNS Khalid (S 137) and PNS Saad (S 138) - do not yet have AIP, but the spokeswoman was unable to say which of them would receive it.

The unit was completed by DCNS in Cherbourg and transferred on 15 April to a test site at Indres-Nantes, where it will be tested before being shipped to Pakistan.The liquid oxygen MESMA system is installed within a hull plug measuring 6.2 m in diameter and 8.6 m long and weighing 160 tons. It has a power output of 200 kW, quadrupling a submarine's dived performance at 4 kt and allowing it to carry out extended underwater operations of two weeks or more.Pakistan ordered the three Khalid-class boats from France in the early 1990s, with Khalid and Saad entering service in 1999 and 2003. The final boat, PNS Hamza (S 139), was fitted with the MESMA system during its construction at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works and was commissioned in September 2008.

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PAF is Installing DB110 Night Vision System on its Fighter Jets

Pakistan Air Force in order to further enhance its capabilities has started installing DB110 night vision system on its fighter jets. According to military sources, PAF has enhanced its night vision capability by installing the DB110 system. Under this system not only the capability to see far off in the night time would be bolstered but this system is also equipped to take images of activities several kilometers away and collect data

According to military sources UAV 'FALCO' has also been updated and has been installed with forward locking infrared system, which will greatly help in operation against militants in Tribal Areas. PAF Mirage Jets have also been modified and installed with refueling system.

http://theasiandefence.blogspot.com/
 

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The Goodrich's DB-110 reconnaissance pod is a digital, real-time, tactical reconnaissance system designed to capture images in day or night, using electro-optical sensor technology. The pod can transmit Images via datalink to the ground in real time. The system is produced Goodrich's Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (SRS) team based in Chelmsford, Mass. The data link ground stations are designed and built by a Goodrich facility in Malvern, U.K. for the Poland Peace Sky Program.



The DB-110 is a long-range oblique sensor to provide long-range, medium range and short-range imaging systems to support standoff and penetrating missions. It can be operated autonomously, by the pod's reconnaissance management system. Imagery is viewed on the F-16's cockpit video display, enabling the pilot to verify targets and conduct tasks such as battle damage assessment. This system allows the pilot increased flexibility over current fielded systems.
The DB-110/RAPTOR (Reconnaissance Airborne Pod for Tornado) delivers high definition imagery in the visible and infrared bands at extremely long ranges. Its offers broad area coverage, spot and stereo coverage. The systems use an 11" aperture telescope with adjustable focal length of 110" in the visible range and 55" in the IR range. The EO assembly is mounted on a two-axis stabilized maintaining 180° field of regard across, and ± 20° along the line of flight. The system has two-axis line of sight stabilization, and is compensated for ground speed range of 0.1 to 1.6 Mach, at altitude above 10,000 feet. It provides variable overlap capability, from 10 to 100% and panoramic scanning (4° to 28°).

Poland will soon receive the first of seven DB-110 airborne reconnaissance pods to equip its newly procured F-16C/Ds (Peace Sky). DB-110 (known as Raptor) is built by Goodrich and is operational with the U.K. Royal Air Force Tornados, used during Operation Iraqi Freedom It is also in operation on the OP-3C aircraft flown by the Japanese Maritime Staff Office.

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