New assets for Pakistan

PN inducts upgraded aircraft, helicopters into its fleet

Muhammad Anis

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Navy on Wednesday inducted its first marinised and upgraded ATR aircraft, state of the art Simulator of Z9EC Anti-Submarine Warfare helicopter and Sea King Helicopters in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational capability.

An impressive induction ceremony was held at PNS Mehran where Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbassi, was the chief guest. The first marinized ATR aircraft, a modern and widely operated turboprop platform, has been retrofitted with state of the art weapons and sensors, which will substantially enhance Fleet Air Arm’s operational capability commensurate with contemporary Maritime Warfare requirements.

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