Skip to comments.China building fast attack craft for Pakistan
Posted on 09/21/2011 8:28:14 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
China building fast attack craft for Pakistan
PTI Sep 20, 2011
BEIJING: Launching a fast attack craft being built by China, Pakistan's navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir today said the induction of the vessel equipped with advanced weaponry and sensors will supplement his country's combat potential.
"The environment around us warrants Pakistan navy to be prepared to counter the forces challenging our sovereignty as well as regional peace and security," he said at the launch of the missile-armed vessel at Xingang shipyard at Tianjin in China.
The missile craft construction project represents a "quantum leap, not only in defence production in the maritime sector of Pakistan, but also addresses a long-standing operational requirement of the Pakistan Navy," an official statement said.
The vessel will be the first of the Azmat class fast attack craft, which is scheduled to be delivered to the Pakistan navy by April next year.
Admiral Bashir expressed confidence that the induction of the fast attack craft will supplement Pakistan's combat potential and give its navy an opportunity to "distinctly uphold its forward presence in areas of interest, contributing to balance the power equation in the region."
Pakistan is deeply committed to achieving the "shared objectives of attaining peace, stability and prosperity in the region," he said.
"The Pakistan-China relationship is unique and does not draw any parallel in the world. This relationship over the years has matured in all fields, particularly in defence," he said, adding the current geo-political situation demands further strengthening of Sino-Pak ties.
Bashir said he was confident that the construction of the second fast attack craft in Pakistan will be accomplished successfully with full cooperation from China.
The fast attack craft is equipped with advanced weaponry and sensors, including the C802A surface-to-surface missile, and has stealth features.
Perhaps a “present” to be used against India or even Israel.
The U.S. should be doing everything POSSIBLE to establish close economic and military ties with India.
Does the tugboat come with it?
the color scheme hurts my eyes. I guess thats on purpose..otherwize it looks like an assault cabin cruiser.
[Does the tugboat come with it?]
Sorry, no tug boats :)... But,
... there are “4” deadly harpoons neatly tucked away in a compartment just before the bow section of the boats.
The purpose of these harpoons, as words in the streets have it, are designed specifically to hunt Nessie-like sea monsters that are many times its size — if [the wild animal instincts of these sea monsters starts to go haywire and know not right from wrong...
These Nessie-like sea monster don’t necessary have to be the lake Loch Ness of Scotland. It nesting ground can be the depths of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Tongking, or from anywhere else in the world, long as it posts a threat, the harpoons goes into action...
So Nessie! Stick to the Loch or stick to wherever...
Damn, the tugboat has better camoflage! I didn't see it at first look.
Anything Pakistan does...(it could be acquiring fishing boats from China for that matter)...represents a “quantum leap” in their customary diplospeak.
“Anything Pakistan does...(it could be acquiring fishing boats from China for that matter)...represents a quantum leap in their customary diplospeak.”
lol very true.
If you were as smart as your namesake, a light bulb would have gone bright in your head before you took your disguise off and showed your fascist chicom attire to the troll hunters on FR :-)
Obviously trolls are stupid and the harpoons coming for your butt Sha gua!