Pakistan is negotiating with China to buy 4,000-ton submarines and warships
China has delivered a second aircraft to Pakistan Navy stealth F-22P frigates
LONDON Dec. 23 news: According to Pakistan Defence Forum Network 22 reported that Pakistan Navy Chief of Staff Norman Bashir is on the procurement of submarines and warships to China-related issues with Chinese negotiators. Reported that Pakistan intends to purchase the 3,000-ton F-22B and 4000-ton ships.
Earlier, al-Bashir was speaking at a news conference, said this is his third visit to China this year, because in the military field between the two countries have close cooperation. Moreover, China and Pakistan this year has been the transfer of technology in the Navy, Air Force power projection, information technology and other fields of fruitful cooperation.
reported that al-Bashir is also the Chinese government’s support of Pakistan are grateful, and expressed the hope that China and Pakistan next year in the field of naval technology and ships more results. Reported that Al-Bashir also said that Pakistan is likely to purchase from China of advanced frigates. Pakistan and China in 2005, four F-22P frigates ordered to sign the contract, except for the first ship was officially received in September, the other responsible for the construction of the frigates from China are still in various stages of construction. Shipbuilding and machinery factory in Karachi that Pakistan is responsible for the construction of the treaty in accordance with the transfer of technology in building of the fourth ship in the series. In addition, Pakistan is expected to receive another two before the end of 2010 F-22P frigates. In addition to these frigates are equipped with ship-to-ship and ship-to-air missiles, China will also stand for these frigates with a 4-6 Harbin Z9EC anti-submarine helicopters.
Pakistan following the November 23 to manufacture the first Xiaolong (JF-17) aircraft appeared off the assembly line after the ceremony, a Pakistani government official revealed to Jane’s, said that Pakistan Navy is working with China on 3-4 frigates purchased another informal consultations, which are believed F22P frigates will be bigger than. But the official declined to give details.
analysis pointed out that in Pakistan it seems, as a global power China’s progress as well as China and Pakistan’s long-term partnership to bring more benefits for their own opportunities. Pakistani decision-makers believe that the joint development of weapons systems is likely to make their own benefit from export orders, especially in the export of weapons from Pakistan. Moreover, Pakistani officials have said, such as the JF-17 fighter possible price much lower than Western countries made similar aircraft. Pakistan Army retired Lieutenant General Masood (Talat Masood) said to Jane’s, said: “Compared with other countries, Pakistan is more trust in China, which has always been a close friend and ally of Pakistan, most importantly, the rise of China is an increasingly global power. “(Compiled: Spring)
HD Chart: Pakistan Navy’s second ship Chinese-made F-22P frigates in service