Pakistan’s third ship, Agosta 90B conventional submarines to service
data for: the construction of the” Agosta “90B type” Hamza “submarine
Xinhua, according to National Defense Science and Technology Information Network reported that, according to Pakistan International News Network September 23, 2008, said the Pakistani military, “Agosta” 90B-type (Agosta90B) submarine of the third boat – “Hamza” (Hamza) number will be in service on 26 September, the submarine Pakistan is the country’s second submarine built by Pakistan Naval Dockyard Karachi responsible for construction.
Pakistan, “Agosta” 90B submarine contract in September 1994 with the French DCNI signed. The first boats “Khalid” (Khalid) number in the French company DCN Cherbourg shipyard, and enter service in the Pakistan Navy in 1999; the second boat, “Sade” (Saad) number by the Pakistan Naval Shipyard to build its own, in December 2003 service.
“Hamza” submarine using the AIP (air independent propulsion) system, compared with conventional submarines submerged greatly increased its capabilities. The submarine hull with light structure, is “Agosta” 90B submarine of the latest models.
in the outfitting stage, the total consumption of the submarine cable 40 km long, more than 6,000 tubes, and conducted more than 3,800 at the electrical connection. To ensure the quality of the submarine “Hamza” was also carried out 20,000 checks a number of quality work.
the successful completion of all the ports and maritime testing, the “Hamza” submarine will be immediately served in the Pakistan Navy. At the same time, “Hamza” was also the first ship will be the Arabian Sea submarine with AIP systems. (Wen Jiafeng)