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Strength Of Pakistan Navy
 

Submarines
Destroyers
Frigates
Missile Craft
Coastal Patrol
Inshore Patrol
Mine Sweepers
Support
Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Rotary-Wing Aircraft
Armament
Radars

Submarines
CLASS NO. DISPLACEMENT MISSILE LAUNCHERS ARMAMENT (ASROC, ASTT, AAA, Guns) DATE INDUCTED REMARKS
PNS Khalid 2 1,760t SM 39 Exocet SSM 4 533mm ASTT 1999-2004 French Agosta 90B Class SSK. PNS Saad to be handed over to Navy in Dec 2002. 1 more currently under construction.
PNS Hashmet 2 1,450t Sub-Harpoon USGW 4 533mm ASTT 1979-80 French Agosta 70 Class SSK. The sister sub is PNS Hurmat
PNS Hangor 4 1,043t Sub-Harpoon USGW 12 533mm ASTT 1969-70 French Daphne Class SSK.
MG110 SSI SF 3 110t Nil 2 533mm ASTT   Italian midget submarines can carry 6 seals with 2 SDVs and 2 tonns of explosivies.
Destroyers
PNS Alamgir 2 2,425t 3 x 2 Harpoon SSM 2 x 2 127mm guns, 1 x 8 ASROC, 2 x 3 ASTT 1980-82 US Gearing Class. 1 destroyed on March 11, 2001 during test firing of Exocet missile.
PNS Tariq 6 2,750t Harpoon SSM 2 x 3 400mm ASTT, 1 114mm gun, 30mm AAA. 1993-94 UK Type-21 Amazon Class. Have been upgraded extensively for the Pak Navy.
Frigates
PNS Shamsher 2 2,500t   1 x 3 ASW mortor, 2 114mm guns. 1988 UK Leander Class. No refit has been done. Provision for Alouette III helicoper.
Missile Crafts
PNS Huangfeng 4 171t 4 HY 2 SSM 4 25mm AAA 1984 PRC Huangfeng Class versions of Soviet Osa II class boats.
PNS Jalalat 2 185 4 C-802 SSM 2 37mm AAA 1997-99 Built from the hull of PNS Larkana. Commissioned on Aug 14, 1997. PNS Shujaat commissioned on Sep 30, 1999.
PNS Haibat 4 79t 2 HY 2 SSM 2 25mm AAA 1981 PRC Hegu Class. 1 PNS Jalalat has been placed in reserve as new Jalalat Class boats are constructed by KSEW.
Coastal Patrol
Larkana PCO 1 180t Nil 2 37mm, 4 25mm AAA 1992  
Inshore Patrol
Quetta PFI 4 113t Nil 4 37mm, 4 25mm AAA 1972-76 PRC Shangnai Class. 2 w/ Navy & 2 w/ MSA.
Rajshahi PCI 1 115t Nil 2 40mm AAA 1965 Town Class.
Larkana PCI 1 180t Nil 2 37mm, 4 25mm AAA, 2 Mk64 mine launchers 1992- Has replaced the last Hinan Class boat.
Mine Sweepers
Munsif MHC 3 571t Nil Mines 1992-97 French Eridan Class. 1 locally built in KSEW.
Support
Nasr AOR 1 21,750t Nil 1 20mm CIWS   PRC Faqing Class.
Moawin AOR 1 16,800t Nil 1 20mm CIWS 1994 Commissioned on July 28 at Den Helder, Holland. The ship was posted to the 42nd Auxilliary Squadron of the Pakistan fleet.
AOTL 2         PNS Gwadar & PNS Kalamt used for oil and water respectively.
AOR 1          

Armaments
Anti-Ship Missiles
MISSILE NO. RANGE SPEED PROPULSION GUIDANCE WARHEAD (kg) REMARKS
AM / SM.39 Exocet 36+ 50-70 km M 0.93 SNPE solid rocket
Inertial/radar altimeter + active radar seeker
165 kg blast/ fragmentation.
36 ordered in 1980 & delivered in 1982-83.
RGM-84 Harpoon 28 110 km M 0.85 CAE J402-CA-400 turbojet
Active radar homing
227kg HE with contact & prox. fuzes
Version of AGM-48A for P-3Cs ordered in 1990 for $31 million.
C-802 24   120-150 km M 0.9 Solid rocket & turbojet
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165 kg
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Air-to-Surface Missiles
LY-60N 36   120-150 km M 0.9 Solid rocket & turbojet
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165 kg
Ordered in 1994 for 3 Tariq Class Frigates.
Mistral  50 - M 0.9 Solid rocket & turbojet
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For Airforce and Navy use. Deal included MANPADS.
Mines
Stonefish  - -  N/A Launched from 550mm torpedoe tubes
hdrophone acoustic, pressure and magnetic sensors.
88 kg warhead with a 500kg PBX main charge.
Used by both Daphne and Agosta class subs.
Starfish  - 10 - 200 m  N/A Launched from 533mm torpedoe tubes
hdrophone acoustic, pressure and magnetic sensors.
88 kg warhead with a 500kg PBX main charge.
Being produced in Pakistan.
Torpedoes
Mk. 46 - 7,320 m 28+ kts 2-speed external combustion
Active/passive acoustic homing
44.5 kg PBXN-103
Reportedly underwent Neartip modification
Mk. 11 DC - - - -
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A. 224 - 6,000 m 30 kts Lead acid battery
Active/passive homing
34 kg
For use w/ ASW helicopters
L5 - 7,000 m 35 kts Zinc-silver battery
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200 kg HBX-3 or TNT
For use on Daphne subs
Type-43X2 24 - - -
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Ordered in 1994 for Tariq Class firgates.
F 17P Mod 2 96 30,000 m 35 kts Zinc-silver oxide batteries
Wire-guided w/ active/passive terminal homing
250 kg HBX-3
Ordered in 1996 for Khalid Class submarines.
Euro-Torpedo - - -
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Being procured from Itlaian firm Whitehead Alen for use with Agosta-90Bs.
CIWS
Phalanx CIWS - - - -
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6 ordered in 1987 for Gearing Class.

AIRCRAFT
NO. TYPICAL MISSION DATE INDUCTED STATUS/OUTLOOK
2 ASW/ASuW/Recon 1996/97 P-3C Update II.75. Ordered in 1988 for $240 million incl spares and training. Released by Brown Amendment after 6 years of original purchase.
3 ASW/ASuW/Recon Mid 1970s Upgrade of 3 along with 1 F-27 by the Thompson-CSF finished by 1999. 1 ordered in 1986 to suppliment existing ones.
BN-2T Defender
2 Maritime Patrol -1993 2 operated by the Navy and 1 by the MPSA that is used for fishery protection and search and rescue by No.93 Sqn at NAS Mehran.
3/2 Maritime Patrol/Transport - 1 Mk400 was upgraded by Thompson-CSF with a DR 300A ESM suite and an Ocean Master surveillance radar. With No.27 Sqd.
8 Transport/ SAR 1967?  
6 ASW/SAR 1975 Mk 45/45A varients w/ MEL radar and Exocet missile. GEC Marconi upgraded them in 1994 w/ AQS-928G acoustic processor & the Type 2069 dipping sonar.
3 ASW/SAR 1994 Ex-Royal Navy with HIE (Helicopter Installed Equipment) for Sea Skua missile removed prior to delivery.