Pakistan plans to purchase Russian media said the number of ships of China’s conventional submarines
People’s Liberation Army Song-class remodeling the existing fleet of conventional submarines
LONDON June 17 news: According to the Russian military-industrial complex site on June 15 reported that Pakistan is seeking to obtain the number of ships from China, the new conventional submarines, China is now to negotiate.
According to one from Pakistan government sources, the Pakistani Army was 3-4 in May this year on the procurement of submarines to negotiate the issue with the Chinese. However, he did not reveal Pakistan Buy submarine model and possible delivery dates.
Pakistan Navy submarine procurement issue has long had been negotiating with several countries, including France, the object of their Buy-made “Scorpene” class and the German-made Type 214 submarine.
Pakistani military headquarters in 2009 when he announced that it has entered into a purchase close to the German side at least three Type 214 submarines of the contract. However, because of funding problems and the German attitude of the domestic political forces, leading to the final contract has not been signed.
Pakistan Navy is currently the most advanced equipment for the three submarines bought from France, “Agosta-90B” type. Pakistan and France was signed in 1994 for the construction of three of the Pakistani military submarine and provides related technology agreements (total value of $ 950 million). The first ship “Kahalidi” was constructed by the French company DCN and delivered in December 1999. The second ship, “Saddam” was delivered in December 2003, and equipped with air-independent propulsion of time to autonomous submarine power unit (MESMA) of the third ship, “Hamza” was the Pakistani military equipment in 2008.
Pakistani military spokesman said, is because India is implementing a large-scale modernization of the submarine force improvement plan, the Pakistani Army to purchase more modern submarines to counter it.
Some experts believe that Pakistan to the Chinese purchase of conventionally powered submarines may be long-term loans provided by China’s support. In recent years, Pakistan’s military-technical cooperation between the two countries has shown rapid growth. One of the most important project is the joint JF-17 fighter development and production plan. Pakistan Air Force plans to purchase in the next 5-10 years, up to 250 aircraft of this type of aircraft. (Compiled: Compass)