Pakistan Navy to acquire Oliver Hazard Perry Class Ships from USA

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http://www.pakistantimes.net/pt/detail.php?newsId=14281

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy is in the process of acquiring Oliver Hazard Perry Class Ships from USA, a press release said on Tuesday.

First of these ships (USS McINERNEY (FFG-8) will be handed over to Pakistan Navy on 31 August 2010 at Naval Station Mayport USA.

The ship will be named PNS ALAMGIR (F-260). This will be third ship in Pakistan Navy to bear this name. Ambassador of Pakistan to USA H.E Husain Haqqani will be chief guest on the occasion, says a press release received here today from Washington DC.

Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates are being operated by many navies in the world to undertake a number of maritime operations at sea.

These ships are most suited for conducting Maritime Security Operations, which have become the prime concern of the nations. PNS ALAMGIR will augment Maritime Security Operations in the Arabian and the adjoining seas.

It will also provide strength to the Pakistan Navy Surface Fleet.

Crew of the ship has already arrived in USA and is being trained at Naval Station Mayport. Captain Naveed Ashraf T.Bt TI(M) will be the first Commanding Officer of PNS ALAMGIR (F-260).
 

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Below is Pakistan's naval strength,

Frigates:
F-22P Zulfiquar class - 4
Tariq class - 6
F-260 - 1 (Now by the above update)

Mine Hunters: - 3

Missile Boats:

Jalalat class - 2
Fast Attack Craft - 2
Larkana class - 1

Total Surface fleet apart from utility ships - 19

Submarines

Agosta 90B class submarine - 3
Agosta 70 - 2

Hope Pakistan navy has grown considerably to make some impact on Indian Navy incase of conflicts on Grace of US....

Source Wiki
 

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"Poorer countries such as Pakistan can be granted U.S. ships no longer in commission. Any needed repairs or alterations are paid for with foreign military aid provided by the U.S. But there is a catch: Recipients of the aid money must "buy American."

http://www.stripes.com/news/u-s-to-transfer-frigate-to-pakistan-navy-1.93820
See americans doesnt give anything for charity. First this is agift ship. Second 30+ years after servicing for the nation the whole hull would have gone for a trip. Maintenance will be a nightmare for sure, which inturn trickle money back to US kitty. Good luck for them with that ship
 

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See americans doesnt give anything for charity. First this is agift ship. Second 30+ years after servicing for the nation the whole hull would have gone for a trip. Maintenance will be a nightmare for sure, which inturn trickle money back to US kitty. Good luck for them with that ship
you are just looking one side of coin what about the other side

there preisident is taking business from india and helpin pakistan against india

in short our money will work against us
 

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And we forgot about the Gorshkov from Russia. We have the same habit.
 

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And we forgot about the Gorshkov from Russia. We have the same habit.
Ohh... is it?

Russian literally lost the blue print of the Gorshkov and now they have literally made a new ship over it. I beg you to see the difference between 2. If not then you need to read more on defence news. Good Luck
 

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See americans doesnt give anything for charity. First this is agift ship. Second 30+ years after servicing for the nation the whole hull would have gone for a trip. Maintenance will be a nightmare for sure, which inturn trickle money back to US kitty. Good luck for them with that ship
I think you have forgotten Dollar Bhik to pakistan for mercenary activities by Americans, the same Bhik is being used to refurbish all the old ships at a cost of USD 65Million/ship. Its absolutely clear from what Rear Adm. Steve Voetsch has said in the article.
 

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Perry Class Ships from USA











Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t) full load
Speed: over 29 knots (54 km/h)
Armament: 1. One single-arm Mk 13 Missile Launcher with a 40-missile magazine that contains SM-1MR anti-aircraft guided missiles
2. Harpoon anti-ship..
3. One OTO Melara 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
4. One 20 mm Phalanx CIWS rapid-fire cannon


She only good enough for defensive roles and escort missions,
She is a close match ( NOT EQUIVALENT ) to IN`s Frigate Brahmaputra (Type 16A) Class..

Brahmaputra (Type 16A) Class



Displacement: 3,850 tons
Speed: 30+ knots
Armament: 1. Kh-35 uran Anti-ship Missiles..
2. 24 x Barak SAM (3 x 8 cell VLS units)
3. 1 x OTO Melara 76 mm gun
4. 4 x AK-630 6-barreled 30 mm gatling gun CIWS


Comparing the PN vessel with the Older IN vessel i can say Brahmaputra can tear her opponent in open waters same can be done by IN corvettes like KORA class..
 

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