Pakistan Navy to China to buy six conventional submarines AIP
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According to Russia’s” ties “network March 10 reported that Pakistan is considering the purchase of six from the Chinese diesel-powered submarines, and with China to establish a joint venture engaged in submarine construction.
According to the “defense of Pakistan,” news report, Pakistan ready to purchase Chinese-made submarines will be equipped with “air-independent propulsion,” but did not disclose the Pakistani side of its purchase of specific models.
present, Pakistan and China are on trading conditions for consultations. Pakistani Defense Minister had previously said the Pakistani army is weak, unable to confront the growing threat in Pakistan has proposed the sale of submarines, China’s request.
According to sources, once the transaction is approved, the contract will establish joint ventures in the Pakistani Army and the Chinese shipbuilding and offshore international companies to sign. Pakistani military said that Pakistan will buy four products submarines, and the remaining two will be in the Pakistani domestic manufacturing.
be pointed out that Pakistan and China has maintained close military-technical cooperation. In particular, Pakistan has been ordered to China in 2009, a 36 J-10 multirole fighters, worth a total of $ 1.4 billion. Meanwhile, Pakistan has also begun mass production of China jointly developed the JF-17 light fighter. In addition, the Pakistani Army is continually receiving and joint development of China F-22P frigates. (Compass)